Having problems with your Sony CPU FAN CPU Fan ?

I've had a bad dust problem and my cpu fan began making a loud whirring noise and finally the computer shut down altogether. Took the cover off totally cleaned out the dust and turned the power back on. Still no action. Is it just one main fan problem? Don't know which one it is. Thinking the fan, if inoperable automatically shuts down the computer? Any ideas?


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If the computer detects overheating or fan failure it will shut down automatically. If you replace the fan you should be fine. Remove your old fan and try to get one that connects the same way, some of them connect directly to the heat sink, others to the motherboard.
Overheating can be caused by dust buildup inside. The best solution is a ShopShield dust cover see pics of them here: http://www.computerdust.com/ They won't impede normal airflow or computer use (stays in place always) but they keep the dust out. You won't have to clean the inside again.
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