[rescue] V240 CPU fans

Mark G Thomas Mark at Misty.com
Fri Jul 8 12:08:45 CDT 2011


On Sat, Jul 02, 2011 at 06:43:37PM -0600, Barry Keeney wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Jul 2011, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> >I have a V240 that says a fan failed:
> >MB/P1/F0             RS              failed (0 rpm)
> >
> >Has anyone dealt with this before?  From the looks of it on ebay, a
> >complete new heatsink unit with two new fans on it is about $40-60.  My
> >theory is that is likely easier than replacing just the single fan, plus
> >the other one may be over-worked now since I don't know how long it has
> >been carrying the load of two.
> >
> >Is this a fairly easy clip on operation, or is it likely to turn out to
> >be involved with torque wrenches and spreading thermal paste, just so.
> >If the later, I might be tempted to just replace the machine, since the
> >replacement unit is already a significant fraction of the cost of just
> >replacing the machine.
>   To replace the heatsink and fans, pretty easy. The replacement kit has
> everything needed.
>   Replacing a single fan can be hard with the heat sink still attached to
> the CPU. If I remember correctly the fans on one of the CPU's is next
> to impossible while attached to the CPU/motherboard. Once removed the
> fans themselves are easy to remove, if you can find a replacement fan.

I didn't find replacing the fans without removing the heatsinks
to be nearly that difficult, it just required some care in removing 
the screws. I used a funny little right-angle screwdriver. Depending
which fan that is, it might be easier than replacing the whole assembly.
Some of the fan screws are easier to reach than others.


Mark G. Thomas (Mark at Misty.com)
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