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fan stop working

By deathy88
Oct 6, 2006
  1. My cpu recently has been making a lot of noise...i opened the chasis to check out wads wrong and i could not find anything wrong....so i fixed everything back and turned on my cpu...surprisingly theres no more noise but my cpu heats up real quickly...i found out tat the fan is not working....and i have got 3 fans...one for my graphics card..one for my motherboard...and one tat i believe is the motor of the CPU?before i opened up my cpu...theres no case of overheating....

    so wad shld i do now?
     
  2. jb444

    jb444 TS Rookie Posts: 113

    Sorry could you clarify, the fan on the cpu isnt working?
    If thats so the noise before was probably the loose bearings and theyre now jamming the fan (just get a new fan for about $5)
    Also you should really have an exhaust fan on your case to keep the temps down...
     
  3. deathy88

    deathy88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hmm..the fan is in the "box" tat is connected to a power supply...not sure wad the box is...looks like a motor to me...
     
  4. jb444

    jb444 TS Rookie Posts: 113

    by connected to a power supply do you mean it is the box you stick the kettle lead in or you mean connected internally to the power supply unit??
     
  5. deathy88

    deathy88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its the one tats connected to the kettle lead...
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167



    "kettle lead" is this the power cord that plugs into a wall outlet?
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    Your horrible use of the English language is contributing to nobody really knowing what your exact problem is.

    Which fan did you mess with? The power supply fan or the one on the heatsink of the processor?
     
  8. jb444

    jb444 TS Rookie Posts: 113

    i think i understand...the fan for your psu has stopped working? you can either buy a new fan and take apart the psu or send the psu back (if its still under warranty) if you dont fancy looking inside there (ive never had to do it myself so i dont know if its easy/possible)
    thats what ive always called em...might be an english thing
     
  9. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737

    It is possible and relitively easy. remove the PSU (powersupply) from the computer case. Remove the screws in the PSU caseing (usually 4 on top),remove the metal caseing from the PSU, remove the 4 fan screws that hold in the PSU fan (4 on the back where the vent is), desolder the red and black fan wires (you may need to remove the circuit board from the PSU case)(be carefull not to touch the capacitor leads) . If new fan has a connector cut it off solder the red and black wires to the board where the original one was connected.Then reasemble the PSU and put it back in the computer. With that said It is probibly better to save yourself the trouble and just replace the powersupply.
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    deathy88, might need a new keyboard

    Kettle, for tea
    coffee pot, for coffee

    both have removable power cords, like computer power supply cords
     
  11. deathy88

    deathy88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lots of thanks to those hu realli helped by giving constructive suggestions....to those hu got nth better to do than to pick on my english....ur comments are not welcome at all...
     
     
  12. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    or you can just snip the red/black wires from the fan (giving a good lenght of course) then strip em, twist to join with the new fan's, colour for colour, and sticky tape them (each wire seperately of course) and you're done. Easy for lazy people like me, or who've already just packed his soldering kit in storage..... :D
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Sometimes it easier to replace a power supply, than to find a fan that is the right size :)
     
  14. jb444

    jb444 TS Rookie Posts: 113

    I think i'd go with twisting the wires together, I have a fear of bringing a soldering iron near my pc
     
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