Whining case fan, refuses to spin... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-16-2006, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Alvin.C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,580
Default Whining case fan, refuses to spin...

Hello,

I'm experiencing a problem with my Antec case fan. But not just my Antec case fan in particular...this is happening with whatever cooling fan I use.

I noticed that my PSU fan spinning fast for an extended amount of time, so I popped open the case, to find what was wrong. I discovered that the case fan wasn't spinning. I shut the system down.

Now, when I POST, the case fan connected to the chasis fan connector on my motherboard, doesn't spin. It was working fine before. Well...the fan tries to spin, resulting in a whining sound produced by the fan's electromagnets, but remains stationary. Again, I've tried connecting other fans to this connector, but the same problems occurs. Only when I spin it manually to give it a jump start, does it begin to oscillate, but slowly.

My heatsink fan works fine, however.

Here's an MOV video of what happens (turn volume up to hear the whining):

http://www.hyperzone.org.uk/misc/08-06_000.mov

For a long time now, I have been experiencing overheating problems with my system...this is just worstening it.

Anyone know what's wrong ? Is it a power problem related to my PSU, or is there a problem with my motherboard?
__________________

__________________
Alvin.C
linkedin.com/in/alvinwkchan

|Gaming PC| |Dell Latitude E7250| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 10 Pro (x64)| |Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz| |MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X| |Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler| |Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 mATX Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD| |Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-SDRAM| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|
Alvin.C is offline  
Old 08-16-2006, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
King X13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 987
Send a message via AIM to King X13
Default

i think its because of an under powers PSU, i mean 300 watts is in your sig is that the one you are using ? i dont think thats nearly enough power and that would explain why when you push it fan it starts to spin slowly and why no other fans work, you dont have enough juice to power it.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
King X13 is offline  
Old 08-16-2006, 01:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Alvin.C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,580
Default

Hello,

Okies cheers ...

...Over time I have added stuff & upgraded the system, but didn't upgrade my PSU because it seemed to be able to cope - perhaps not.

Anyways, I've been looking into buying a new PSU (600w with large internal fan instead of an external 80mm fan) to help cure my overheating problems. Hopefully it will fix this too.

...I'm hoping it's my 300w PSU that's causing the problem, because I don't want to spend more money having to buy a new motherboard too .

I'll see how it goes .
__________________
Alvin.C
linkedin.com/in/alvinwkchan

|Gaming PC| |Dell Latitude E7250| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 10 Pro (x64)| |Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz| |MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X| |Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler| |Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 mATX Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD| |Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-SDRAM| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|
Alvin.C is offline  
Old 08-16-2006, 02:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
MrCoffee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 1,858
Default

are all the additional power connectors for the mobo in?

sounds like the fan simply does not have adequate voltage, could well be damaged mobo. The system in your sig should be fine on a 300w PSU, might be that the PSU is failing though.

Personally i'd just get a 3 pin -> molex converter cable and hook that fan to a spare molex.
__________________
Intel core I7 920
GA-EX58-UD3R
6GB OCZ platinum 1600
XFX HD4890
Noctua nh-u12p
Corsair HX520
Antec 300
Samsung 1TB F1 Spinpoint
Samsung SM2443BW 24"
MrCoffee is offline  
Old 08-16-2006, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Alvin.C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,580
Default

My mobo only requires the standard 20-pin ATX connector, and that's undamaged and firmly in place.

..mmmnn...I suppose I could. I do have one I can use. But then it would sound like a jet engine, and I'd like it to be system controlled.

...I guess I could get a variable fan controller for it .

I have a strong hunch that my mobo is to blame...but I've been wanting to buy a new PSU with a larger fan anyways for better cooling, so I'll see if a new PSU fixes this too.
__________________
Alvin.C
linkedin.com/in/alvinwkchan

|Gaming PC| |Dell Latitude E7250| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 10 Pro (x64)| |Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz| |MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X| |Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler| |Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 mATX Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD| |Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-SDRAM| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|
Alvin.C is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.