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computer has 5-10 minute delay before I can restart


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njlock

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computer Dell Insperon 530, win xp about 3 years old?, has 5-10 minute delay before I can restart it, It had me scared the 1st couple of times it did this, but TG it finally started up. I thought it might have been a power supply issue, maybe it is? But this last time it did this, (I suppose I should mention, I rarely turn off the unit, maybe 1-2 times a month)I saw a message about a fan error while it was trying to restart, then "press f1 to continue" which I did, and it did (continue).
Anyway now it has me thinking it may be an overheating issue do to a defective fan? Maybe it's too hot in there and won't restart till it reaches an appropriate temperature?

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I actually had to finger flip it to start it moving while pc was firing up.
I left side cover a little open for ventilation for now till I figure this out.

thanks
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Hello njlock

Replace the fan asap as you are risking frying the CPU + I cannot stress this strongly enough please stay safe and never reach inside the computer while it is connected to the electrical supply - even if the computer is not powered up.

Not sure in which country you are but an example heatsink/fan with thermal paste pre-applied http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835200054
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OK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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You are welcome :thumbsup:
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