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What Daniel said. Fans go bad. Happens all the time. It's no reason to replace the computer unless there are other issues. You should stop turning it on though. That will kill it. Electra: Best thing to do is blow it out, not vacuum it. (IMHO) You can use a can or two of compressed air, or if you have an air compressor in your garage, you can use that too. Open the computer and take it outside. Blow it out until all the dust is gone and you're all set. Pay special attention to the fans and the areas around the video card and hard drives. If you do this once a quarter, you'll be all set. =)
Yeah fans generally only last around 2 years, less if you never clean out your CPU. Most newer PC's will have multiple fans. Mine is a home-built one and has 3. Should be a simple fix for computer shop, but you can do harm to the system by overheating your processors which is why your PC is programmed to shut down.