ASUS A8N-SLI Chipset Fan Failure

After several months languishing in my loft I decided to see if it my PC was still working.

After power up I get the following warning:

*** Warning:Your Computer CHIP Fan Fail or speed too low***
You can also disable this warning message in SETUP


When I checked the fan wasn't moving. I am going to dust it but can I lubricate it as well in which case how?

I am wondering if it's due to the fact that the loft is cold and if leaving to "warm" up might help.

If I disable the warning in SETUP can I use the PC without doing any damage at least until I decide what to do.

I believe that replacing the fan isn't too onerous, if one is careful, and would welcome any advice on how to do that.

Is there an alternative to replacing the fan??

Thanks
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  1. There may be other options, but I think your best bet is to replace the fan. Check newegg or frozencpu.com. Replacing it isn't very difficult. Check youtube for a tutorial, as it's easier to watch than for me to try to explain. I'm pretty sure you can replace the whole heatsync and fan for less that $20.
  2. Thanks I had more or less come to same conclusion.

    Found a seller in eBay who although based in USA ships to the UK, where I am, and sells the fan repair kit for low cost.

    Have now ordered same and should be with me in about 7 days.
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