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Old 03-01-2004, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I dropped my laptop (whoops) and my CPU cooling fan lost a blade -- amazingly the only discernable damage I can find.
Still the fan efficiency has dropped and demanding operation brings the CPU to dangerous temperatures.

My fan is from SUNON 60mm x 10mm 5Vdc 1.4Watts..
part GM0506PFV2-A g.(9).B325
(3-pin I believe -- the laptop kind of has the works hidden away and out of site -- BTW anyone know how to safely open an MDG laptop so I can get to the board??)

It seems Sunon no longer makes or carries the part. I have been looking on the web and at electronic stores for a fan that nearly matches the one I had -- so far no luck. Part of the problem is that I don't know what specs I can safely vary here. It's not like I have had to replace a fan before.

One thing I would like to know is can I substitute a 12V fan instead? Many sites decribe an easy wiring mod where fans can receive 5, 7, or 12 Volts depending how they are hooked up to the power suppy. Since I am using a laptop, I don't know if that option will be available on my board.

Now I have found a supplier that matches most of my specs, but the wattage differs. I suppose I want to know if I have any play in this variable. Will I do damage to something if get a fan specifying lower or higher wattage than the one I am taking out?

I want to replace my broken one with one at least as powerful, but if it turns out I can buy a high-end one with better cooling, let me know! I will be in your debt.

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Old 03-03-2004, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks a bunch. Now I know what I need to get. Hopefully I'll have the part in a day or so.

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Old 12-28-2004, 11:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I need to replace the fan in my ecs computer so let me know where you found the replacement fan or what you need to do.
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Old 12-29-2004, 01:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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you should be able to use any 60mm fan as long as it has the 3 pin connector; sometimes you can just take off the connector of another 60mm fan and solder the 3 pin connector to the wires yourself
I've had to solder connectors back onto fans myself a few times, you should have no problem
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i would rig a fan on there instead of using another one. there is nothing better than having more than stock cooling lol ^_^
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I highly recommend your send your laptop in to the manufacturer to fix it.

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That is what I was planning on doing but I need fast turn around on the machine and I do not think I will get this from ECS.

The fan is 2 wire not three. Does anyone know of a good replacement one that will fit the ECS laptops. Mine is the G736 machine.
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Old 12-29-2004, 09:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Well you should be able to find that type of fan on ebay

(you need to mod the connector, 12v)

That fan has a molex connetor. All you have to do is take the old one and put the 3 pin connector on. The poblem is is that it is 12 volts.

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