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is there any way that i can fix it? i heard a loud sound like a fan geting clogged up and then: my compy shut down on me, and then it wont start up anymore..i took a lot of things off it..I just want to use it untill i can get a new one. Should i try to open it up or something?
    
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If you open it, you're at risk of getting shocked. It's dead man, you need a new one.
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It's not recommended...but you can always try it. Sounds like the fan went bad and it overheated. Does the fan spin or anything? Some psu's won't run unless they detect a fan spinning. Try removing it and blowing it out with some compressed air.
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the fan dosnt spin at all nothing happens..lol the only thing that happens is the led on the mobo turning on the regular color. So i should open it up and try to remove the fan?
    
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If you open it, you're at risk of getting shocked. It's dead man, you need a new one.
Common theory, But the only way your going to get shocked is if you an idiot, And Idiot that likes to touch EVERY cap and solder point in the PSU.

Just pop it open, Take out the fan, Put a new one in. Simple.

Just don't go around gropping every single cap, and your going to be fine.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by suthernkid
the fan dosnt spin at all nothing happens..lol the only thing that happens is the led on the mobo turning on the regular color. So i should open it up and try to remove the fan?
Probably would be a good idea to just get a new one. Who knows what else got hurt when it shut down. If it has a fan that plugs in to the internal board then its easy enough to replace. If it were mine, I would replace the psu and not take any chances of hurting other things in the rig.
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post #8 of 24
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damn..so i guess im without a computer for a long time..im pretty broke right now..its just a regular psu that came with the case 400w and i think it actually does have a plug to put in the mobo, if i replace the fan will it work?
    
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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by suthernkid
damn..so i guess im without a computer for a long time..im pretty broke right now..its just a regular psu that came with the case 400w and i think it actually does have a plug to put in the mobo, if i replace the fan will it work?
I'm talking about the internal circuit board inside the psu. Some have a fan that plugs in...some are soldered in. Either way it is replacable...just easier if it plugs in. This may or may not fix it.
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oh i see..i wouldnt know because ive never opened it up before
    
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