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My Processor Fan, i think Thats What It Is Called, The Fan On The Back Of Computer, Just One Day Stopped Working..... Is There Any Way I Can Fix This? It Has Been 100+ Degress Farenheit And I Don't Think It Is Good To Run My Comp Without It. If Anyone Can PLEASE Help Me. Reply ASAP!

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Normally on the back of the computer it is the powersupply fan and I would replace the whole powersupply if i were you this could cuase some serious porblems in the long run
 

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Der Robe wan is right on- a new PS is cheap and easy to install. A fan might not fit and would require soldering and dis-assembly of the power supply. If you aren't equipped to solder; by the time you buy the fan and buy the soldering iron and solder, you have spent as much money as for a PS anyway...............
 

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Case fan??

Is the fan inside a box with a lot of wires coming out....Powersupply!! but there is a remote chance that it is the case fan!!
 

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True but from the sounds of it and he has not done any upgrading him self and I personally can not think of any standard computer that come with a case fan.
 

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The Fan Is At Back Of Computer Inside A Bolted Box. Red And Black Wires Are Visible From Looking At The Back Of The Computer. It Gets Very Hot If The Fan Does Not Move.
 

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Yes- the box with the wires coming out of it and a fan (which in your situation is not spinning) is indeed your power supply.
 

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Is There A Certain Way To Fix It And How Much Does It Usually Cost? Also, Is This Fan Meant To Keep Your Computer Cool? Or Does It Have A More Usefull Use?
 

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Think of the power supply like and electric generator if it gets to hot is can short curcuit and fry the whole computer. A new Power supply will run about 50 installed or about 30-35 if you install it. Do not try to install it your self unless you know where all the wires one wire inthe wrong place be be as fatal to the PC find your local PC repair shop and they can do it pretty quick and for around 50 bucks total.
 

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OK. Well I'm Running My Computer Right Now, With The Cover Off The Tower And A Big Mobile Fan Right Next To It. Will This Work For The Time Being? About 1 Week Or So. It Is DEfiatly Keeping It Cool.
 

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As a temp fix(and I mean temp) it should work just monitor your tempature and point the fan directly at the powersupply
 

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Well...This Fan Is A Little Longer That The Tower And About 10 inches Above The Tower. It Covers The Entire Tower. So I Think I'm Safe Until Then =)
 

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Ran like that for months with a p200 and fried cpu fan.

You know some compaq's with socket 800 p3's don't use a cpu fan? Just a LARGE aluminum heat sink. Seen it with my own eyes.
 

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LOL, Yeah, I'll Die If My Computer tops Working. But So Far So Good Thanks So Much For Help From Everyone! :)
 
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