Having problems with your HP Computer System Cooling ?

My CPU fan doesn't work. When I turn the computer on, it gives me the HP blue screen then a black screen saying that the CPU fan is broken. When I look at it, it has a lot of dust. I am wondering if I should open it up and click the fan. I got an HP Pavilion, XP Home edition. I am wondering where the CPU fan would be located when I open it up.


Answers :

The cpu fan is located on top of the heatsink
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\015\012the heat sink is a large silver square with slits on the top.
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\015\012It's really easy to indentify
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\015\012Just clean it out using some computer air spray, found at bestbuy and walmart.
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\015\012Also, when your looking at it, make sure the cable is connected to the motherboard
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\015\012I hope this helps!
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