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NUC9i9QNX front top fan not spinning

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NUC9i9QNX top front fan does not spin, the rear one spins fine

latest BIOS installed (0052) 07/17/2020

Zotac RTX 2070 SUPER installed

2 TB M.2 Samsung EVO 970 PLUS

32 GB Intel Validated GSKILL 32GB 3200 MHz 1.2V XMP F4-3200C18D-32GRS

all latest drivers installed

ME driver keeps trying to install for some reason: Intel® Management Engine Component Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit for Intel® NUC Kit NUC9i9QNX Version: 1923.12.0.1278

what would cause the TOP front fan to not spin?

I have done 3DMark testing - no issues - just concerned about heat buildup

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Hello Todd_C_Intel,


Thank you for the information provided.


This seems to be a hardware issue. We will send you a private message to gather some information.


Best regards,

Maria R.

Intel Customer Support Technician


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Super User Retired Employee
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Just to make sure we're discussing the same one, can you send a picture showing the fan that is not spinning?

If this fan is being managed by the EC on the processor board, it is possible that it is configured to shut off if the temperature goes and remains below some temperature threshold. I would have thought that it would have gotten hot enough to fire up if you ran 3DMark, however.

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The one toward the front of the case - in this photo the fan on the bottom
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Hello Todd_C_Intel,



Thank you for posting on the Intel* Community.


We want to recommend the following steps:



Try a BIOS recovery, we recommend you to use the steps of F7 mode.


1. Download the .CAP BIOS file and transfer it to a USB flash drive.

2. Plug the USB device into a USB port of the Intel NUC when it’s turned off (not in Hibernate or Sleep mode).

3. Turn on (or restart) the Intel NUC.

4. During boot, when the F7 prompt is displayed, press F7 to enter the BIOS Flash Update screen.

5. Select the USB device and press Enter.

6. Select the .CAP file and press Enter.

7. Confirm you want to update the BIOS by pressing Enter.

8. Wait 2-5 minutes for the update to complete.

9. Remove the USB flash drive.

10. Restart the computer.


Please, let us know the outcome.

 

Best regards,

Maria R.

Intel Customer Support Technician


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same issue after backporting the BIOS to version 52

 

attached video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72c8ertxtj8  to show the front fan not working, this was during a 3dMark benchmark too..

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Hello Todd_C_Intel,


Thank you for the information provided.


This seems to be a hardware issue. We will send you a private message to gather some information.


Best regards,

Maria R.

Intel Customer Support Technician


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The top case fans use pogo pins to send and receive signals to both fans. Remove the top and make sure nothing is in the way of the connector at the front of the case near the top. If one fan is working then you are getting some signal. Check the fan connector and make sure it has not come loose. Also, go into BIOS Setup and load F9 Default settings just in case something may have been messed up there. Last idea could be the fan itself is bad. 

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This issue has been resolved by working directly with the community post originator, if your system is exhibiting the same behavior please contact Intel Customer Support, here is the contact us page: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support.html".


Best regards,

Maria R.

Intel Customer Support Technician




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