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power supply fan busted

by slim___shady / September 8, 2006 9:40 AM PDT

do i get a new power supply or can i just change the fan?

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Depends on your capability.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 9:53 AM PDT

I've done both over the years.

Your choice.


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(NT) (NT) do you have a warranty?
by bklynrickel / September 8, 2006 10:58 AM PDT
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by Willy / September 8, 2006 9:00 PM PDT

If this is an old psu, just get a new psu. Damage may already have been done to the psu beyond what a fan can correct though properly cooled. If new system, check warranty. If you replace be aware of your abilites, some fans are a drop-in, just unplag and swap. Others you "unsolder" and replace/swap. Further, be sure you get the right fan type, in voltage/vanes(blades) and cfm rating, etc.. This is the time to get a higher wattage replacement psu as the system can better from it, especially is a decent one(brand name).

tada -----Willy Happy

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thanks . . .
by slim___shady / September 9, 2006 3:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Options...

. . . rp and willy. It's an old(ish) system and so warranties have run out. Think it's time for a new one since the old one is 300 watts.

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a blessing is disguise.
by bklynrickel / September 9, 2006 4:13 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks . . .

300 watts wont get very far anymore. remember, its not just watts, but volts and amps too. like 12v@25a. thats what you want to look for.

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