Need help: "Previous fan failure" on startup

By s0nginmyheart
May 2, 2008
  1. Hi All,

    I have a Dell Dimension 4600 and I keep getting this black screen on startup that says "Previous fan failure" and something like press f1 to resume or f2 to run setup. I figured I would call Dell and order a new replacement fan but they harped about not having it in stock and whatnot. I'd like to know if I could go to a local store like Best Buy or Fry's and buy a replacement part, and if so, what should I be purchasing exactly? Any help is most appreciated. Thanks---
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    I think it's a proprietary item. If Dell is out of stock, check Ebay. See here.
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