Power supply making noise like a lawn mower!

Hi,
I have a problem with my old 350W power supply from Enermax. It is nearly 3 years old and it begins to make a big noise when I start it, just like a motor. I tried to open it and blast it with air can with vacuum cleaner near of it. It didn't work at all.

Is there a way to tune it?

Another option is to buy another one. I have seen on eBay an Okia 420W for 32 $Can tx incl. which is a very low price for 420W. It is new with 1 year warranty! What could be the catch? I can't find the website of Okia...

Thanks for your help!

My system is now:
Athlon 3000+
Gigabyte KT400
Radeon 9500 softmodded @ 9700
1 GB DDR333
40 GB WD 7200RPM
2 CD drives

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  1. Bearings in fans are probably going. Choices are to replace fan, or replace whole power supply.

    Ya sure don't want to go from a quality brand like Enermax to some no name brand like Okia though> If you replace whole power supply, stick with a good brand, like another enermax.
  2. Buy a good name brand Psu.
  3. You can buy Fortron 350Watt foe $43 or $65 for 400 watt Psu. US funds. I don't know of web sites where you are.
  4. Replace


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  5. lol crash

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  6. How do I change the fan?

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    Where do I buy them?

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    Thanks

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  7. There is another deal on eBay:
    RaidMax ATX 12V 420w ATX Power Supply, Dual Fan
    for 40$Can tx incl.
    It seems to me that raidmax is a known brand. Any thought about this PS? Is it noisy?
    Thanks again!

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  8. You can buy 80mm fans from most computer shops, where u from?

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  9. Montreal. It's just strange that I have never noticed that it was sold alone... I'll take a look. BTW, anyone tried to clean the bearings in the fan instead of buying a new fan?

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  10. I've even seem 80mm fans at hastings.

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  11. I'm in Mount Pleasant, MI. It's a "city" of like, a few hudred people, maybe a few thousand, hehe. We have a new computer shop and a used computer shop. The new computer shop sells new fans, and the used computer shop sells used fans. All the used fans are 2-pin (as most power supplies use) and the new fans are available either in 2 or 3-pin (as most cases use). If you can't find a 2-pin fan, use a 3-pin fans and offset the connector in the proper direction. If your board doesn't use a connector but solders the fan wires on, you can splice the new wires to the old or solder them in place.

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