Having problems with your Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook ?

Aspire 3000 fan not working

\015 I've had my Acer Aspire 3000 for a pretty long time now. I'd thought it was beyond any kind of repair after my siblings started using it and proceeded to clog it up with a bunch of stuff. I reformatted it, and it works like a dream now.Except the fan doesn't work at all anymore. I've taken it apart and found the fan very easily. I used air duster to clean it out, and even a vacuum hose and a brush. The fan is probably cleaner now that it's ever been. In any case, at one point while I was looking at the fan and its port, the fan started up, but quickly stopped working a split second later. I can't tell if there's a problem with the fan itself, or just the port that the fan plugs into.In either case, what solutions might there be for both instances?\015

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Most fans run on 12volts DC, remove the fan and connect it to a 12volt power supply, if it spins freely then it is OK and the fault is with the laptop, if not replace it.
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