Having problems with your Computer System Cooling ?
System fan failed
\015 PC says System fan failed. Service PC to prevent damage to system.\015
Whether this is a laptop or desktop you didn't say but it only matters in how hard the repair is. If desktop you can replace the CPU fan. They are usually clipped or screwed ontop of the CPU. Usually the heat sink will come off with it. You'll need to buy an exact replacement and a little tube of heat sick compound. Once you have a new one reverse your steps except first put some heat sink compound on top of the CPU. If this is a laptop then take it to a reputable repair person. Replacing laptop fans requires stripping down the machine.
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