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PC Fans and Fan Control issues

by P3RFECTION / December 30, 2012 12:09 PM PST

I got this PC tower Xclio Blackhawk Full ATX Tower w/ Blue LEDs from a friend. I saw it and everything worked good. The case fans and LED lights worked fine and I saw him use it. I purchased it a few days later and when I tried it the case fans and led lights don't turn on except the BAR LED light that is by the fan controls.

The fans for the motherboard, power-supply, graphic card and the fan in the rear (directly connected to the motherboard) work fine.
PC Case looks like this:

How it should look:

Computer tower specs:
My computer specs:
8GB DDR2 800MHz
EVGA GTX 260 216 Core 896MB DDR3
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Quad-Core 2.66GHz w/ Stock Intel Heatsink
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 32MB CACHE SATA 3.0 HDD
Basic DVD reader/burner

Only the bar light works and that is connected to the mother board. None of the buttons or knobs work for the fan controls.The fans don't turn on.
What is wrong? I'm thinking there is no power connecting to the fan control circuit board and the fans cannot receive the power needed.

Please help this was suppose to be for my nephew and thank you for your time.

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Did you contact the previous owner to see if there are
by VAPCMD / December 30, 2012 1:19 PM PST

any tricks ? Is it possible the fans are thermally controlled ?


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Did you contact the previous owner to see if there are
by P3RFECTION / December 30, 2012 3:18 PM PST

I looked inside to see if anything was loose. I just made sure everything was tight and I followed where each wire went.

You mean the fans won't turn on unless it reaches a certain temperature? No, don't believe so. I used a program to check the temperature and when it started to get hot the fans didn't turn on.

The circuit board for the control panel is where the arrow points. Above the DVD Drive.

Control panel above view.

This is the control panel circuit board.

Maybe I should unplug and re-plug the wires into different spots?
Or the circuit board could be damaged?
Or have someone take a look at it?

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by P3RFECTION / December 30, 2012 3:23 PM PST
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