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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:53 pm 
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my front case fan and my side window fan stoped working.. does anyone know what could be causing that problem.. thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:18 pm 
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Try plugging them into another plug, spin them with your hand and see if they spin freely, coulda blown a bearing or something.
Could just be that something fried inside just go pick up some new ones and letter blow

-Brad


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 4:10 pm 
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dead fans?

plug them into another connection on the mobo

another connection directly into the PSU


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 Post subject: Re: fan problem
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:02 am 
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justin wrote:
my front case fan and my side window fan stoped working.. does anyone know what could be causing that problem.. thanks


could just be it collected so much dust they just stopped period. I know one of my fans was bad. Just manually turning it was harder to move than normal. I found that the greese in it dried up. Got some veggie oil, and it relubed itself and it runs like the day I bought it. Maybe you just need to clean it up and lube it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:39 pm 
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my two cents... if the fans are over a year old, replace them. They're cheap and it's worth it.

As a side note, if you do end up replacing them, I have some panaflow fans that are close to 3 years old that are still humming (almost silently) along in a system that is up on a 24/7 basis.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:14 pm 
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have you ever cleaded your system? if not the dust probably got them. its cheap to replaCE them and you could add some flare by getting some led fans.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 10:26 am 
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Good point Athlon...

At least twice a year, open your system up (make sure it's powered off) and use some compressed air to blow out the fans, heatsinks, powersupply, hard drive cage, etc. Then use a vacuum to suck up the roaming dust bunnies.

If you have fur-bearing pets, probably wouldn't hurt to do it more often.


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 Post subject: Re: fan problem
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:16 pm 
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justin wrote:
my front case fan and my side window fan stoped working.. does anyone know what could be causing that problem.. thanks


ask for help in "free clinic"


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