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Antec 1200 Case Fan "Error"

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okay so last night I decided to do a little cable management to hopefully drop my temps a bit, and it went pretty well, looks a bit cleaner anyway.

but I booted back up and my fan on the side panel (which is plugged into the CPU 4-pin slot) just doesn't spin anymore. I got a message saying "CPU fan error!" when booting up... Any idea what I could have done to trigger this?

I've tried replugging it with no luck also.
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A wire probably got tugged on for that particular fan and might have broken a connection.

Take another fan and plug it into the cpu position just to make sure that the connector actually works still, which it should.

If the error goes away, then you know the fan was bad, if that fan still doesnt work, than you somehow managed to damage the mobo.
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Why do you have the side panel fan plugged into the CPU fan socket...? Try plugging the CPU heatsink fan into the socket for now, and see if the fan will spin at all via Molex or a fan controller.

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