Should I replace the fan in my power supply?

Question

when booting computer audio warnig signal (continuing beep)

appears , no video on monitor, when turbo on sound changes

powersupply fan not turning , found buned out 5A fuse.

replaced fuse ( stays ok) did not replace fan yet.

still alarm beep and no video .

any suggestions besides replacing fan??

thanks ggsr p.s. (powersupply Atng 230 W)

Answer

This question was answered on December 16, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It's never worthwhile to replace a fan in a power supply Replace the whole supply The internal components have been stressed by heat, a new supply doesn't cost that much, and before long, the rest of the supply will probably fail Try to get a supply with a higher power rating.

Might be a good time to replace the CPU fan, also When it goes out, it will probably fry your processor.

RG

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Posted by Robert of Mesa Community College on December 16, 2002