Thermal Failure Error

Issue/Question

When I boot up my computer I receive the error message:

Alert, previous thermal failure.

Environment

  • Dell Desktops

Cause

This can be caused from dust in computer fans, not enough air circulation in room, heat sink fins are clogged with dust, faulty fan sensor and/or the thermal compound has deteriorated.

Resolution

Desktop Support will need to visit onsite to investigate the issue. Please contact the ITS Service Desk or submit a service request

Details

Article ID: 823
Created
Wed 10/22/14 8:30 AM
Modified
Mon 2/10/20 12:32 PM