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Possible bad cooling fan?

  1. #1


    Canon City
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Possible bad cooling fan?


    So a friend gave me a call saying that when his computer boots up it says "a cooling fan is not working properly and may cause problems", no error code. The computer he says gets hot and shuts down. I am assuming bad cooling fan however I have never had that message just a computer over heat. So could the fan be bad or is it the connection which the fan that plus in went bad? Just would hate to tell him to buy a new fan when there is more wrong then then the fan. Thanks for any input.

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  2. #2


    Florida, USA
    Posts : 141
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1


    Since the system is indicating a bad fan and it is overheating, something in the hardware (fan, connection) is amiss.

    It would be hard to diagnose without looking at the computer. I would suspect the fan, however.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1


    What type of computer has the coling fan problem.
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  4. #4


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    $388 HP refurb with AMD CPU
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  5. #5


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Laptop or desktop?

    Jim
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  6. #6


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Laptop

    Well he was suppose to come over today but I guess he took it to someone he know who is closer since he lives about an hour away. They tried opening the notebook and now they cannot get it to power back on. The cooling issue doesn't surprise me being a refurb Hp with AMD processor.

    What I need now which I do not have is something where I can take out the internal HDD and hook up preferably via USB to my notebook to pull off all the old data to put on his new computer I guess he is ordering today. I have seen the device but cannot remember what it is called, could you help me find a nice cheap one online I can order?
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  7. #7


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Its called an USB adapter. I got this one a few years ago and works great.

    Rosewill RCW-618 Adapter - Newegg.com

    Jim

    UPDATE: for correct unit.
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  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Its called an USB adapter. I got this one a few years ago and works great.

    Rosewill RCW-618 Adapter - Newegg.com

    Jim

    UPDATE: for correct unit.
    I have that very unit. I've used it several times to recover files from various hard drives.
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  9. #9


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Thanks for the recommendation, looks like it will fit the needs. Helped him order a new laptop today so should be getting it together asap. Thanks to everyone for the help.
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