Having problems with your Acer Power F1 PC Desktop ?
CPU Shutting Down the PC
\015 Hi, my ACER F1 Desktop has a Pentium 4 3.2 installed. The CPU fan is not working effectively and is causing the PC to shutdown once the CPU is hot. I don't know what type of CPU it is and therefore don't know what type of fan to buy, plus I don't know how to take it out of the PC. There are 2 clips either side of it, which I haven't been able to remove.Thanks\015
The clips attach on either side of the heatsink. They usually just pry up to remove (take a pic if u can of the heatsink b/4 removing clips). I'm guessing the fan is loaded with dust. Cleaning a fan will usually fix any problem you're having with the fan itself. If after cleaning the fan it works and PC still shuts down, you have 1 of 2 problems:
- Bad power supply; make a not if the fan for the power supply is still working; a can of compressed air does a nice job of cleaning the inside of the PC including the power supply \015\012
- Bad motherboard; only cure for bad motherboard is replacement
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