I just bought a new replacement cpu fan for my 4 year old Acer Aspire 5930g. Bought it from Ebay, and it was sent from Hong Kong to Norway for like 8$
The issue is: When I replace the old fan with the new one, the new one stops the minute I put it in the right spot. When I say, hold it over the computer, lays on the table, hold it in my hand, it works perfectly fine. But the second I put it in the correct position it stops. If I put the old one back in it runs fine. But it makes a hell of a noise (reason I'm changing).
What has come to my attention is that right under where the fan is supposed to be there is a magnet. Could it be that its the magneticfield that stops my fan from spinning? It seems to me that there is no metal in the fan, but there could be someting inside it (got to break it to see if it is, so thats not an option).
Does anyone know what this magnet does and how do I fix my problem? Kinda don't want to order another fan, wait 5 weeks just to see the same thing happening again.
Depending on the type of fan you got, there is a possibility that the magnet is causing it to stop working. Actually by the description you gave it probably is.
Do you know what type of fan it is exactly?
I have no idea at all! Actually thats pretty odd, I would think that a magnet anywhere near an electrical circuit would cause mayhem! I don't suggest removing though, its probably there for a reason.
Have you tried installing the fan then re fitting the cover? Maybe the cover needs to be on so it can work or something.