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SunFire v240 hardware question
So I have a SunFire v240 I'm planning to swap in to replace an older
USparc-II machine. (E420r). The v240 is reporting:
SC Alert: CPU_FAN @ MB.P1.F0.RS has FAILED.
which I know means one of the [two] heatsink/fan units has a failed fan. I'm
using this list to reach people who may well understand the problem, and the
solutions, and I have two questions.
(1) Is this a problem? I mean, if I'm not going to be pushing this machine
hard, do I need to worry about it? (It will be mostly a mail server, pretty
lightly loaded, CPU-wise)
(2) How _hard_ is it to replace said fan? Anyone done it?
I've replaced fans in lots of equipment, sometimes even CPU heat-sink fans.
But, that often requires removing the sink from the processor, which is
something I'd rather not do if avoidable. I have a few types of heatsink
compound, all many years old, but likely adequate, I'd just rather not if it
could be avoided. :-)
Thanks... All thoughts welcomed.
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