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PSU fan replacement. ZAP!!!

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Last response: in Components
April 8, 2007 5:55:58 PM

Is it possible to remove the fan from the PSU and replace it with a quieter model? Maybe use silicon/rubber grommets? Every PSU manual says no user-serviceable parts inside, so I'm going with that for the time being.

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April 8, 2007 6:16:26 PM

You can replace the fan, but you'll void the warranty.

Oh, and make sure all the caps in there are fully drained before you do anything, wouldnt want you to die.
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April 8, 2007 7:34:23 PM

Yeah. Just shut down, unlug the power. Hit the power button(lights should blink for a millisecond). Congrats your PSU caps are now drained(but still be careful).

I have changed PSU fans in the past with good success. Just make sure your new fan has a similar number of CFM's(cubic feet per minute or air) to the old one. You don't want to overheat your PSU. Once done load it up and check for stability(preferably with a multi-meter).

Hope this helps
April 8, 2007 7:58:58 PM

Doobie. Thanks, guys!