Friday, July 11, 2008

I had to go and make this a lot harder than it could have been, didn't I?

Wednesday afternoon I woke my computer from sleep mode and it made this awful noise. I knew from the start that the problem was a fan, so I shut it down and cleaned them.

Well, that didn't fix it.

So I started testing fans to see which it was, and quickly figured out that it was coming from the power supply.

I took it out and dusted it out good. Still no dice.

Most techs at this point would replace that power supply, and that's what I was leaning towards.

Except I didn't feel like buying a new one.

Because I'm cheap and replacing the fan is hella cheaper.

So yesterday after lunch I bought a fan to replace the one that was bad. I had to more or less take the power supply completely apart to get the old one to remove it. Two of the screws were in places I couldn't get my screwdriver so I had to get creative.

Then I slapped the new one in and tested it on the power supply's internal fan plug. No dice. Oh well, I said to myself, I'll just hook it up like any other case fan.

Put it all back together and now here I am.

Even with as much of a pain as that was, taking at least an hour and a half, the $40 or so I saved by just buying a new fan was worth the effort.

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