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Dell Case Fan??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MeinDCIC, Nov 30, 2005.

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  1. MeinDCIC

    MeinDCIC Thread Starter

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    What has happened to Dell?? The parts department sucks!!! Anyway - does anyone have a good resource for buying replacement case fans for a Dell??????

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jones

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    Try Newegg.com for a million different kinds of case fans. (Well, not a million, but many, many different options)
     
  3. gotrootdude

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    You'll need to measure the old fan in milimeters..

    I'd suggest replacing it with a panaflo wave-form fan to keep noise down while keeping air turbulence up.. They have a huge efficiency to noise ratio compared to most other brands.

    If it's a 80mm fan, there's a great deal on 80mm fluid dynamic bearing (liquid filled), low speed / low noise, panaflo fan's at www.svc.com .

    http://store.yahoo.com/svcompucycle/pan80.html

    You may or may not need the optional $0.75 3 pin tail connector depending on your original fan. (y)
     
  4. bistro

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    Does anybody know if Dell is still putting in those propietary fans in their systems? if so, you may need to splice the wires to a standard fan plug
     
  5. Slipaway172

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    or you could always do it like me. where the fan port where the bad fan is, just put duct-tape over it and drill a HUGH hole in the side and put a 120mm fan in it. it works GREAT.
     
  6. dustyjay

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    I do not believe dell ever used Proprietary fans. What is a proprietary fan anyway?Dell was using proprietary PSU's for a while and they have Proprietary Motherboards.
     
  7. Lurker1

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    Check and see if the fan has a sensor on it. Some Dells would not boot up if they detected that the fan wasn't running. This would be a fan with three wires on it. If you can find the Dell part number on the fan you can usually find a replacement for it online.
     
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