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almost burnt power supply-broken fan, is it ok?

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A while ago, when my neighbor gave me his old computer, i was using it, and soon i smelt the psu burning, so i took it out and it was hot. I just replaced it and left the other one to rot, figuring it was done. Today i opened it to steal the fan, and the fan was broken, it wouldn't even turn. I think the bearing was out. I pulled the sticker off the back, and pushed the little plastic thingy back on the metal axis of the fan. Now it spins fine. I took it out of the psu though. My question is, if i replace that fan, will the psu work? The whole psu still smells a little, even though its been like a year. So is it worth a try? The psu hadn't killed itself before i removed it. Will it work? Any comments?
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Rig it up. Jump the power supply (paper clip, 1 end in green wire, 1 end in black) and put something on it to apply load (fans, hard drive, dog, whatev) and let it run for a bit. Go from there.
    
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Rig it up. Jump the power supply (paper clip, 1 end in green wire, 1 end in black) and put something on it to apply load (fans, hard drive, dog, whatev) and let it run for a bit. Go from there.
Don't do this when the PSU is on obviously...
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Rig it up. Jump the power supply (paper clip, 1 end in green wire, 1 end in black) and put something on it to apply load (fans, hard drive, dog, whatev) and let it run for a bit. Go from there.
huh? wha? sry. so i just connect it to a fan or something turn it on and see if it blows up?
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Put something more on it like a hdd, something that'll give it a little bit more of a load.
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