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Old 08-20-2006, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 60mm case fan to a 60mm psu fan

in my dell 4600C the psu fan just gave out, and i was wondering if it was possible to turn a case fan into a psu fan. I'm guessing it would be, but just making sure..
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it is, I've done it before.

You just have to cut the wires from both, connect the cords (color to color).. then put some electricle tape around it.

Thats how I did it anyway, might seem a bit dodgy but it did the job.
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you need to replace the PSU right away with a dead fan a PSU is an extreme fire hazard DO NOT USE IT untill you replace that PSU this is not a situation to take lightly. your lucky it hasnt caught fire yet.
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I steal the fans out of old PSU's. I have like 4 80mm fans, and a couple 92mm fans, and one 120mm fan kickin around. lol
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yeah, i thought it might not be a good thing so i stopped using that computer and am currently using a different one. well, i'll be sure to find a fan somewhere right away before using that computer. thx a lot.
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I Strongly recommend you do not attempt to repair the PSU yourself, even if its just a failed Fan.
PSUs contain large capacitors and there is a danger of death if you open up a PSU and are not qualified to do so.
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yep, but if you do decide to.. its reccomended to leave the psu without power for 24-48hours to fully drain any electricity left inside it. I've repaired afue psu's, each one runs as good as it did with the original fan, but then again I was taught by someone who is qualified.
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