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Power supply trouble

by jato / September 21, 2004 9:06 AM PDT

I have a Gateway pc in a microatx case. The fan built into the power supply is going bad. I was wondering if I can just replace the fan or if I have to replace the whole supply? If I found a fan...say at radio shack or comp usa with the same demensions and specs couldn't I just cut the two wires to the fan and replace it or is there more to it than that?

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Yes you can replace the fan.Get them
by Ray Harinec / September 21, 2004 9:21 AM PDT
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from www.cyberguys.com or computergeeks.com. Radio Shack doesn't have as complete a stock of computer repair parts.

The capacitors in the supply can hold a charge for quite a while be careful. They can jolt you a little but melt a screwdriver tip in you short one to ground.

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Make sure that you get
by Ray Harinec / September 21, 2004 9:34 AM PDT
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ball bearing fans.

Also many will remind you that the capacitors in the supply are aging and maybe best to buy a new supply.

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Re: Make sure that you get
by Mark5019 / September 21, 2004 11:01 PM PDT
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ray if its one of those small power supplys you can buy a compleate case for what it might cost

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(NT) (NT) I simply answered the question that was asked..
by Ray Harinec / September 22, 2004 1:32 AM PDT
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Re: Power supply trouble
by jato / September 22, 2004 2:48 AM PDT
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Thanks for the help. I have looked up power supplies on price watch and the cheapest that looks like mine is about $25. I can can get a fan with the same specs for $5. I plan on replacing this computer very shortly so I hate spending bucks on it. Thanks for the help!

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