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Two case fans have suddenly died

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This morning when I looked down at my rig I noticed that the top fan wasn't spinning. I thought that was odd so I went and took a look and discovered my bottom case can wasn't working. Both of these have been plugged in and have been working for months without issue. The other 3 case fans and 2 cpu fans seem to not be affected.

The brand of the fans in question is 'Gelid', the silent model with the 4 pin connector.
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post #2 of 4
Both fans failing at the same time is not impossible but not likely. Are both fans using the same power/wire source? Are you using any y-splitters or extension cables? I'd start by unplugging the fans, check the power source, then make sure the connections are solid... and you can eliminate the fans as the problem by using a different power source. But more than likely, just re-seating the plugs will usually fix the problem.
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post #4 of 4
are you undervolting the fans? if you are, try running it at full power just to make sure the fans are indeed bad.
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