Having problems with your IBM PC 300PL PC Desktop ?

I have IBM 300pl. And it has strange fan problem.

\015 I've got a IBM 300pl as a gift. And it has strange fan problem. When i turn it on fans work for ten seconds-and stop working-but computer works fine. Im worried that computer will overheat if i dont find a way to reactivate fans somehow. Help? It has 40 gb maxtor hdd,500mhz cpu and 256 mb RAM,and runs on windows xp media edition.I think that something is adjusted wrong in BIOS,but do not know how to fix it or where to look. Please help.\015

Answers :

A fan that no longer works will cause a heat problem. While it may not cause a complete failure, it can cause some strange things to start happening. Your best best is to shut the PC down and remove the cover. Restart the PC an determine which fan(s) has stopped working.

At this point, you can either 1) contact IBM for a replacement fan or 2) remove the fan yourself and google the name and model number of the fan to find a direct replacement and either order online or 3) visit a local PC repair shop to buy a replacement fan that matches the defective one.

Buying direct from IBM will probably cost the most, but will be the exact type needed for your PC. Buying locally will probably be cheaper and faster, but may not be an exact replacement unless it is the same model, etc.

When calling IBM you'll need the computer model, serial number and any other identifying numbers on it for them to help you out.
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