The fans do wear out. Especially those using sleeve bearings. Be sure to buy ones with ball bearings. Don't waste any time pondering, simply replace it.
Fans could range from $5 to $12.
My Computer Fan is not working. There are two fan's inside my Computer, and the large one is not working, but the small fan is. With the large fan not working at all, this is causing my computer to over-heat then randomly turning off.
I thought i had fixed this problem eariler by cleaning out a large amount of dust clogg around the fan's, and cleaning the fan blade's themselves. All seemed well, until i was running the Computer, and it just suddenly turned off like it did before. I had felt the back of the computer, and it felt very hot along with the side panel's on the Computer feeling warm also.
I was about ready to start pulling my hair out, and go berserk when this had happened, because this has been going on for a longgg time, and i thought i had finally fixed it, but i guess not..
Well at least i know that the large fan is not working, which is the source of this problem. So is there any way that i can fix the fan to get it running like it should, by myself? I was also wondering that if i was to take to a Computer Repair store, how much would the price be the average price for them to fix it?
Or what would the average price be for a new replacement fan?
Also, could the fan be just flat out broke? ETC. What's your opinion on that?
I would really like to have advice though on how i could get the fan working again by myself maunually. I'd appreciate your help and concern. Thank's.