A little background on my problem:
I think the fan went out because when I got it back together (daughter tripped over power cord and broke the DC adapter) so got that fixed, got it back together and then started it. It booted just fine - connected to the wireless network and was able to use for a bit before a nice warm electrical smell was being emitted from my laptop in the area of the fan and when I looked it is not turning.
Any other ideas or ??? I'm lost now.