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Trying to fix my HP computer..


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#1 GamingElf

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

So my neighbor just gave me his old HP Media Center PC m7350n. The only problem is upon startup, I get a black screen and it says "Cooling Fan has Failed! Press F2 to continue" Or something along those lines. Alright, so I need to replace it (?). So I opened the computer and I saw three fans. Note: I am pretty new at computer parts. I'm slowly learning. I have no idea which needs replacing, or how to go about taking them out. 

I circled the fans in red

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b618/theraveninthenight/50bd8c37-a497-4430-87c3-322ce5b833a7_zps9c737651.jpg

Here is the computer guts with no scribbles and red marks

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b618/theraveninthenight/20140730_143354_zpsc638e98b.jpg

 

Can anyone please help me?



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

You can start your computer with the side cover removed and visually examine each fan to determine if it is spinning.

After you determine the one that is not operating, we can then give you instructions on how to proceed.

Just a word of caution though, do not touch any of the components inside your machine while it is turned on, just observe and determine the fan that is not spinning.


Edited by GB2064, 30 July 2014 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:03 PM

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b618/theraveninthenight/1f737949-ab08-41df-81af-cc42179017eb_zps9a65d8af.jpg

The one circled will not move. The other two are working just fine. Just a little dusty!



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum! It seems the fan that is not working is the rear exhaust fan and luckily it can be easily replaced for only a few dollars, although the system itself will technically still function normally without the fan.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

Does it have a technical name so I can look for a replacement? I've had overheating problems previously with my laptop and old computer, and I would like to avoid it with this computer if I can.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:10 PM

So it still says The System Fan has failed. I thought it said cooling but it said System. Which would that be?

Hi and welcome to the forum! It seems the fan that is not working is the rear exhaust fan and luckily it can be easily replaced for only a few dollars, although the system itself will technically still function normally without the fan.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:55 PM

you'll need to measure the fan to see what size it is. From your pic I'm guessing it might be a  92mm or a 120mm fan. you can find replacement fans here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=case+fan+&N=-1&isNodeId=1

 

or you can get one from your local pc store.

If your existing fan has a 4 wire lead then look for a fan that has PWM available.



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:51 AM

The system fan would be just the case fan (thank god it didn't say CPU fan). You could try to take the bad fan out and do some measurements to check it's size and possibly take a photo of the connector.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:01 AM

Case fan? So it's not the smaller one I took out previously?

Which is it? I'm sorry to sound like an idiot..

Uhrp.

Don't mind that. Anyways, I saw the black screen even without the fan inside the computer. So it seems like an easy replace. 

 

The system fan would be just the case fan (thank god it didn't say CPU fan). You could try to take the bad fan out and do some measurements to check it's size and possibly take a photo of the connector.


Edited by GamingElf, 02 August 2014 - 10:00 AM.





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