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Hi everyone I am new here and I would like to know if you could help me, I have an HP pavilion 526x that keeps giving me a startup error which says "system fan failure shutdown in 5 seconds", I know it is a 3 wire fan which I cannot locate easily. But here is the thing, it seems to run fine, I think the sense is not working, is there a way on the motherboard to jump out the error so I can use the system ?

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Has anybody worked inside this computer recently?

I once had a client with this problem, they had an HP giving the same error message and it turned out they had the CPU fan plugged into a case fan connection. The fan was still spinning, but the system saw there was no CPU fan.

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there appears to be only one fan connection, there is a curved piece of duct work from the cpu heat sink to the back of the computer, the fan snaps into this duct, stupid design I think

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Actually it's not a bad thing. This lets the heat go more directly out of the case.

If it's hooked into the right connector than it's probably either a broken fan (still working but either not working properly or not working well enough) or a defective sensor on the motherboard. I'd hope it's the fan since those HP motherboards can be difficult and expensive to find.

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Thanks, the bios does not have the option to disable the error, I am going to try a new fan to see what happens

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