HP Z240 SFF Workstation - BIOS Error - "513-Front Chassis fan not detected"

HP Z240 SFF Workstation - BIOS Error - "513-Front Chassis fan not detected"  It did not come with a front fan.  How do I turn off this checking?
Raymond BurglerLAN AnalystAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Did you apply the correct BIOS for this model?  There is no information I can find about turning off the fan because there is not a fan.
0
Raymond BurglerLAN AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thanks John.  i did not update the BIOS, just looked in there and did not see anything either, that is why I am at a loss as well.
0
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
OK, try to see if there is a newer BIOS. All major manufacturers updated BIOS the past January for the Meltdown threat. If so apply the new BIOS
0
Big Business Goals? Which KPIs Will Help You

The most successful MSPs rely on metrics – known as key performance indicators (KPIs) – for making informed decisions that help their businesses thrive, rather than just survive. This eBook provides an overview of the most important KPIs used by top MSPs.

nobusCommented:
looks like there is only 1 bios update per date febr -  2018:
https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-z240-small-form-factor-workstation/8354567
0
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
This isn't a BIOS issue.  On the Z240 SFF board there is no front fan and the BIOS error message refers to the CPU fan, check the CPU cooler fan is spinning freely and consider replugging the cable.
0
Raymond BurglerLAN AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the ideas, but, the BIOS has no available updates and I re-seated the CPU and case fan connections and still get the message that the front chassis fan is not connected.  On the motherboard there is a slot for a front chassis fan, but of course this unit did not come with one.  I suppose i could buy one...
0
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am not sure what would cause this but trying another fan seems reasonable
0
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The other thing you could try is reapplying the same BIOS
0
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Can you grab a hardware monitoring tool like HWMonitor or SpeedFan and check that you've got real-time monitoring of the CPU fan speed?
0
nobusCommented:
you said " but, the BIOS has no available updates "  do you mean you have the latest already ?
do you still have warranty ?  then contact HP
otherwise you can try removing the bios battery, and bleed the electric charge
0
Raymond BurglerLAN AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your help.  I am buying a front chassis fan to fix this issue.  It can't be a bad thing to add another fan anyway,
0
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Not a bad idea at all. Seems like a reasonable thing to do.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Raymond BurglerLAN AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thanks John.  This would be easiest in this case.
0
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and good luck with another fan.
0
nobusCommented:
that's fine - but is your problem gone?
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Desktops

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.