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    poult is offline Asst. Coach
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    the fan on my power supply just quit spinning

    how long do i have before this comp goes to complete shutdown? and can it harm other parts of the comp? i figure ill just keep going till it burns out, but if its gonna hurt other parts of my comp im gonna want to shutdown now..........
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    Re: the fan on my power supply just quit spinning

    "poult" wrote:
    how long do i have before this comp goes to complete shutdown? and can it harm other parts of the comp? i figure ill just keep going till it burns out, but if its gonna hurt other parts of my comp im gonna want to shutdown now..........
    If i were you i would get that fan replaced and checked out as soon as possible. With components frying in your cpu, it might and probably cost you more to replace then just a simple fan. Get it replaced now before its too late. JMO.
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    the fan on my power supply just quit spinning

    yeah, i was gonna get a new powersupply tomorrow morning, but do ya think i can leave it on now...... or is there a possibility it could wreck other parts of the comp?
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    the fan on my power supply just quit spinning

    wait how big is your cpu processor it may need to be on all the time to keep the system cool,and you may be up a creek with out a paddle... i say that cause mine is on all the time and what a pain in the ears but it's due to the size of the system my IT folks have assured me it is fine and it needs to be on to keep the system cool...so do ask a professional to check it out quickly....
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    the fan on my power supply just quit spinning

    This is going to sound like Im a jerk, but the fan is there for a reason. I wouldn't risk the damage just to have the computer on.

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    the fan on my power supply just quit spinning

    Needs to be cooled :wink:

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    the fan on my power supply just quit spinning

    I suppose you're trying to make some sort of analogy that Viking fans never quit? Lame, lame, lame....
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    the fan on my power supply just quit spinning

    Is the fan part of the power supply, or is it a separate fan built into the case? Usually, you'll find the latter. Case fans are very cheap, should only cost you about $10-$15 to replace if you do it yourself, and it isnt hard at all. Just observe how the red and black wires are oriented on the old one before you unplug it from the motherboard, and plug the new one in the same way.

    I wouldn't count on it, but you might also be able to spray some cleaner-type stuff in your fan and use your finger to spin it (with power on or off, probably on) and get it working again. Those little fans don't have any torque to speak of, and it doesn't take much dust or dirt to clog up their innards enough to keep them from spinning even when powered. Good luck!
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