Recently i was given a Compaq Presario SR1503WM. I connected it up and turned on the power and almost instantly I got a message that the CPU fan had failed and then the computer shut down.
I have not looked inside the computer yet. I am not going to enjoy looking inside it since the previous owner was a 66 year old extremely heavy smoker. I am sure the computer insides will need a very heavy cleaning prior to the replacement.
I did some online research on it and came up somewhat empty handed but I got the feeling that this is something non-standard and might be more difficult than usual to replace, since for one thing there must be some type of sensing that detects this type of problem and shouts the computer down.
I do not know the specs of the computer since I was not able to have it functioning. I do know that it is running XP from the sticker on the case.
I had planned to reinstall XP (professional) and the main function was to connect to it an Epson scanner that has no drivers for my Windows 7 computer. It is a good scanner and I was hoping to keep it running by using another computer. Right now i can't even find the install disk for it andIi used it on an old Gateway not more than 6 months ago (that computer is now dead) & the disk should be somewhere in this apartment.
Anyway - does anyone have experience with this type computer or know if from the outset I will have problems in replacing this computer fan ?