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[SOLVED] Case fan replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TxBear, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. TxBear

    TxBear Thread Starter

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    Computer: HP Pavilion 9900 (Custom)

    I noticed my case fan stopped working so I purchased another fan (Aerocool X-Flow) After connecting the fan to the case fan connector I noticed the new fan isn't working either. It's a 3 pin connector, my question is if I only have one case fan connector and it isn't working is there another way to connect the fan? Thanks in advance for any suggestions :)
     
  2. dustyjay

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    If you have fan with a regular 4 pin molex connector on it you can connect it the a spare 4 pin molex connector from the power supply. It just wont be monitored by the Mobo if your mobo supports that option.
     
  3. TxBear

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    Thanks dustyjay, sorry I made a typo it's a 3 pin connector not 4 :eek: oops

    When all else fails (Read the directions) Being in a hurry I didn't notice the fan came with a 4 pin to 3 pin adapter. Using the adapter allowed me to use one of the available 4 pin connectors. It's working fine now.
     
  4. rmay635703

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    Or he can get a 3pin to 4 pin converter or be like me and be a cheapskate and use push pins to put the 3pin connector into the back of a 4 pin connector, then tape it up.

    Good Luck
     
  5. TxBear

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    Thanks everyone for the help!
     
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