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Case fan is not spinning

By joanab88
Aug 2, 2010
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  1. Recently I installed a cpu cooling fan and it works great. The problem is my new case fan wont spin. I turn on the comp and the cpu cooling fan works but the case fan wont spin. no wires are in the way and everything is connected. I need help. Anyone have any advice?
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,454   +227

    The fan may have failed. If so, I would just replace it. They are relatively inexpensive.
     
  3. joanab88

    joanab88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i just bought a new fan and like I said i turned it on, it worked for 2, 3 days and now it wont spin
     
  4. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 349

    Sadly enough, this isn't all that uncommon. I bought a new case and spent a pretty penny on it - one of the fans was DoA. Companies just cutting corners I guess.

    Since a fan pretty much just pulls a nominal amount of power from the PSU and doesn't do much else, I'd say that your fan is just defective. If it's only a couple days old, get an RMA and get yourself something a little better quality.
     
  5. auctoritas2

    auctoritas2 TS Rookie

    Hope it came with a warranty :(
     
  6. joanab88

    joanab88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I bought a new fan but im still having the same problem :(. thanks guys
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,454   +227

    Case fans can be plugged into different power sources depending on their design, like the motherboard or directly to the power supply. What kind did you get and where is it plugged in?
     
  8. joanab88

    joanab88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is plugged into the motherboard. but the fan came with the cord to connect it to the power supply.
     
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,454   +227

    What happens if you try connecting the new fan to the power supply?
     
  10. joanab88

    joanab88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried connecting to it and the fan spins but nothing comes up on my screen. also when i plug the computer back in it starts on its own without me touching the power button.
     
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,454   +227

    So if you plug the fan directly to the power supply, it works but then the PC doesn't start or it does start but the monitor doesn't come on? And you have another problem with it starting on its own? Did you have this problem all along or is it new?
     
     
  12. joanab88

    joanab88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    When i plug the fan into the power supply the monitor doesnt come on. I had the problem with it starting on its own all along.
     
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,454   +227

    It might be a bad motherboard or possibly a bad or weak power supply. Do you happen to access to a spare power supply you can swap into the PC for testing purposes?
     
  14. joanab88

    joanab88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no i dont. but i may be able to get a hold of one
     
  15. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,454   +227

    Unfortunately, this has turned into more than just a simple bad fan. By process of elimination we can test suspected parts. If you could borrow a power supply, we can see if that changes anything.
     


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