Bent pins on fan

By favoritepsalm1
Sep 6, 2008
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. some pins on my fan on my desktop got bent as I tried to re-seat it, and now it won't power up. will straightening the pins be enough, or so I need to get a new fan
  2. Justin

    Justin Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,595

    What.

    Fans don't have pins. Maybe you should elaborate.

    If you are referring to your processor, so long as none of the pins are broken, and you can carefully bend them back into position, you'll likely be ok. I've rescued hundreds of CPUs this way.
  3. favoritepsalm1

    favoritepsalm1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yes, if the processor resides under the fan, then that's what it is. no pins are broken yet, so hopefully I can bend them back. would this keep the computer from even power on? I get an amber light on the front, and the cd light lights up. the keyboard lights flash, but the fan doesn't start running.
  4. Justin

    Justin Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,595

    A computer cannot function without a processor.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.