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I have an Advent 9517 laptop, it keeps overheating as the fan has stopped working. I purchased a replacement fan but it still does not work. It looks like somehow the power suplly to the fan is corrupted in some way. Any help would be greatly appreciated Regards


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If nothing is moving the hot air away from your processor, it will eventually fail.
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\015\012Your laptop probably has an overheating fail-safe that will shutdown before your computer overheats. If it doesn't have that feature, your cpu will melt on your motherboard!
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\015\012The proper test would have been to use a DMM to check for 12VDCat the fan pins by unplugging the fan and checking directly at the motherboard.
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\015\012The CPU Fan port needs to see resistance (fan motor) in order for the laptop to turn on. The POST test sees there is nothing attached to CPU FAN, and will not continue...if there is nothing plugged in - it will not power on.
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\015\012Popping and smoking is not a desireable effect when dealing with electronics.
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\015\012The PCM for the fan had likely failed - so the fan will not power on.
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\015\012The result from switching to an "unknown" port on the MOBO has resulted in additional damage.
\015\012Please seek repairs from a professional service.
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\015\012Laptops do not have accessory fan ports like PCs... so you likely used jumper pins or something that wasnt expecting to see the resistance of the fan.
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\015\012THE LAPTOP GUY has reasonable rates if you are in the US.
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\015\012Many components on a motherboard are not repairable and it is suggested to replace the motherboard to solve the problem.
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\015\012Thanks for using FixYa!!
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