The main component of a computer’s desktop is its CPU (central processing unit). A computer desktop includes many components, including the processor, motherboard, hard drive, and other critical parts that make it a functional computer. A fan is an essential component of a computer desktop as it helps keep the computer cool while it works.
The fan will stop working if the computer is too hot. A computer that is not equipped with a fan could permanently damage its components, and it may stop turning on altogether. Computer users aren’t necessarily computer technicians. Computers are used by many people, including myself, for education, business, and entertainment. If the computer is having problems, it can be sent to a technician or thrown away. Repairing the problem can be costly.
The cheapest way to fix a problem is to do it yourself. It can be scary to fix a computer by yourself, especially if it isn’t something you are familiar with. The majority of components that make up a computer are simple to repair because they are so easy to install. The fan on a typical computer desktop can be plugged in easily. Computer operations can also be affected by overheating from faulty fans or viruses, in addition to physical accidents and viruses.
It can be very frustrating to find out that your computer has overheated while you are working on a very important task. It is best to have the instructions or plans to assist you if you plan to replace or fix the CPU fan. Either go online, or visit the library to find the company responsible for your computer’s construction. Most computer desktops look the same. However, depending on which brand or model, fans may be located in different areas of the computer. Although the CPU fan may be located near the mother board in some cases, the majority of the time it is found by the power supply. The power supply and fan are located at the back of your computer desktop. These are the steps to replace a fan on a computer desktop.
1) Before you replace the CPU fan, make sure you have the correct fan. Not all fans fit different computer desktops. Each company has its own CPU fans. To ensure that you get the right fan for your computer, always check with a certified clerk or technician. Once you have the correct fan, you can replace it on your computer desktop.
2) Remove the computer casing. You can either snap the casing down with a lever or screw it. A majority of casings are held in position by screws so a screw driver is required. If your casing is equipped with screws, you will need to remove them and then place the casing on the side. The screws should be kept close to the casing.
3) Locate the CPU fan. It is usually mounted by a few screws near the mother board or power supply. To replace an old fan, you will need to remove the screws. Most fans can be connected to a computer via a plug-in. Unplug the old fan and plug in the new one. If you purchased a fan at a computer shop, it may come with instructions for replacing the fan.