Lately, while I was working on my computer, it suddenly stopped and I had to restart it again. As it happened quite a few more times, I decided to check my CPU fan. So, that is when I found out that these symptoms are due to my CPU Fan not spinning.
Now, this is a common phenomenon when you do your daily work on laptop or desktop. That leads to overheating of the CPU which in turn leads to CPU fan not spinning.
Top inexpensive ways to fix the CPU fan not spinning issue
Well, you can call up a technical guy and get this problem fixed. He may charge a thousand dollars or so and fix the glitch.
But, my point is why spend thousands on something that you can fix with ease at home?
As I have come across the same problem and I could cater a solution to it, here I will share the methods with you all too.
Install the CPU fan properly on motherboard
This is the most common problem that we face. The CPU is placed on the computer motherboard. On the contrary, the CPU fan is placed on this CPU.
So, it happens that the CPU fan undergoes a poor installation and stops working normally after a certain period of time.
In that case, your PC will start normally but it will reboot automatically. Also, this kind of computers run very very slow.
If your PC faces anything like this, I would recommend installing the CPU fan again properly on the CPU.
You need to open the computer case, look for the CPU fan and install it again with care.
Check whether the CPU fan is damaged
Broken CPU fan also makes your computer turn off all of a sudden. If you are using the same CPU fan for a long time, then this can be the issue.
How to check if this is the issue?
Initially, your computer will work like it’s OK. But, after some time, it boots automatically and then stops working.
Another symptom is that it makes weird noises when you start your computer.
If you find that these are the symptoms your PC faces, then you may use a new CPU fan to fix the problem.
BIOS unable to detect the CPU fan temperature
You don’t have to open the computer case if the CPU fan not spinning problem arises.So, how to check if the CPU fan is functioning properly?
When the computer or laptop starts, you can enter the BIOS settings. This will let you know the status of your CPU fan.
But, here too there is a problem. The problem is that the BIOS may not display the right message at times.
Here’s why it can happen
- The quality of the CPU fan is not genuine.
- The connection between your CPU fan and the motherboard is poor.
A mismatched connection between the motherboard of your PC and the CPU fan can also cause the problem. For instance, if the power cord of the CPU fan is connected to someplace else instead of the CPU motherboard, then that can lead to BIOS error message in regards to your CPU fan.
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So, how do you solve this CPU not spinning error?
In this case, you have to open the computer case and check the connection between the CPU fan and the motherboard.
When you find a poor connection or a wrong connection, just fix it. Make sure that there is a proper connection between CPU fan and your PC motherboard.
In this way, the CPU fan will work just fine and BIOS will display the right results too.
CPU fan not spinning – this is a common situation when you keep on working on your laptop without taking care of the CPU fan.
Now, if the CPU fan stops working normally, then that will put a toll on your CPU, motherboard and the entire file system.
The main role of the CPU fan is to optimize the temperature of the CPU. In the absence of this feature, the CPU will overheat, the computer will stop working automatically and eventually it will lead to complete loss of all data.
So, whenever you face these symptoms as I have mentioned above make sure that you check the status of your CPU fan.
Also, keep the CPU fan clean. Dirt in between the fan blades will also lead to the CPU fan not spinning error.