replace fan in dimension 8100

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based on this post

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.sys.pc-
clone.dell/msg/d5e726fde52ddc18?dmode=source

it appears that i can go with any old fan, not just the dell kind. anyone
disagree?

if not, does anyone know where instructions for doing this are located? i
looked at it & didnt seem so apparent to me, but then again im a little
weak on the hardware stuff.


thx.


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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Examine the connector at the end of the wire that supplies power to the fan. If
    the connector is black with a retaining clip, you need a special Dell fan. If
    the connector is white without anything special to hold it in place, a generic
    fan will do. My bet is that a special Dell fan is what you need. Around $15
    from Dell parts. Or troll on eBay... Ben Myers

    On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 04:03:32 GMT, quentin compson
    <quentincompson1910atyahoodotcom@nowhere.net> wrote:

    >based on this post
    >
    >http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.sys.pc-
    >clone.dell/msg/d5e726fde52ddc18?dmode=source
    >
    >it appears that i can go with any old fan, not just the dell kind. anyone
    >disagree?
    >
    >if not, does anyone know where instructions for doing this are located? i
    >looked at it & didnt seem so apparent to me, but then again im a little
    >weak on the hardware stuff.
    >
    >
    >
    >thx.
    >
    >
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    >
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    ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers) wrote in
    news:41f86eee.44067493@nntp.charter.net:

    > Examine the connector at the end of the wire that supplies power to
    > the fan. If the connector is black with a retaining clip, you need a
    > special Dell fan. If the connector is white without anything special
    > to hold it in place, a generic fan will do. My bet is that a special
    > Dell fan is what you need. Around $15 from Dell parts. Or troll on
    > eBay... Ben Myers
    >


    thx much. i must be dense but i dont see a way to easily get to the case
    fan (note: its not the cpu fan) in my box. its all locked up in this
    little metal box that rotates upward -- looks like the power supply. the
    doc from dell doesnt explain how to open this up. any ideas?


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  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    There will be no instructions on replacing the fan - you will need to
    replace the power supply (at least according to Dell).

    If you choose to open it up and replace just the fan, be careful - there
    are high voltages present.

    Unfortunately, the 8100 uses a proprietary power supply not shared with
    the earlier Dell designs, and not the same as the later models (which
    used standard ATX power supplies for most of the 4xxx and 82/3xx - until
    the advent of the 4700 and 8400, which use BTX power supplies).


    quentin compson wrote:
    > ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers) wrote in
    > news:41f86eee.44067493@nntp.charter.net:
    >
    >
    >>Examine the connector at the end of the wire that supplies power to
    >>the fan. If the connector is black with a retaining clip, you need a
    >>special Dell fan. If the connector is white without anything special
    >>to hold it in place, a generic fan will do. My bet is that a special
    >>Dell fan is what you need. Around $15 from Dell parts. Or troll on
    >>eBay... Ben Myers
    >>
    >
    >
    >
    > thx much. i must be dense but i dont see a way to easily get to the case
    > fan (note: its not the cpu fan) in my box. its all locked up in this
    > little metal box that rotates upward -- looks like the power supply. the
    > doc from dell doesnt explain how to open this up. any ideas?
    >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in
    news:35tbnoF4r9kbvU1@individual.net:

    > There will be no instructions on replacing the fan - you will need to
    > replace the power supply (at least according to Dell).

    geez, how did you find that tidbit of info? i cannot find a single thing
    on that blasted dell site....

    > If you choose to open it up and replace just the fan, be careful -
    > there are high voltages present.

    as i said, im dense when it comes to hardware. "high voltages present"
    means even when its unplugged? or like if i hose something up with the PS
    & then plugit back in ill fry myself?

    i'm missing something.

    thx much

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