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From my understanding (not my personal experience), the fans in projectors can fail if the regulator that controls the fan's speed is not working properly. Projectors typically use very standard computer fans. So, even though the fan is spinning, it may not be operating at the proper speed, or it may not be reporting that it is operating properly.
You would need to open things up and replace the fan with a like make/model and then get it all back together properly.
There are more and more videos on YouTube about taking projectors apart and getting them back together, but that's entirely on you.
Of course, Acer will be happy to charge you well more than the projector is worth to do the same thing if you want them to.
Sucks when this BS happens to a piece of electronics you haven't owned that long. I feel your pain.
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