[SOLVED] Case fan replacement

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TxBear

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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 :)
 

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.
 

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.
 
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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
 
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