[svlug] Weird fan sounds

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Mon Aug 22 17:34:36 PDT 2011

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Daevid Vincent <daevid at daevid.com> wrote:

> >> I don't know if it's even possible to replace the fan,
> >> this is just a cheapo E-Machines PC not one I assembled from parts...
> I'm pretty certain you can find a replacement fan for it.
> These aren't the kinds of "proprietary" things computer vendors spend their
> time re-inventing.
> You might have to find the right size fan and then snip your existing
> connector and twist/sodder the wires together, but it shouldn't be
> difficult
> at all. The hardest part will be GETTING to the fan probably -- tearing out
> everything in order to access it. I know I had a Dell Inspiron 8200 and the
> fan was like $15 off ebay, but it took me a good hour or more to
> disassemble
> the notebook computer as the fan isn't something that generally goes bad or
> needs "user servicing".
> Is this it?
> http://downloads.emachines.com/service_docs/nexgen2_CPUFan_a.pdf
> otherwise, the Google's will no doubt find your answer:
> http://www.google.com/search?q=E-Machines+PC+fan+replacement
Thanks. When I open it up I'll figure it out. Lately it seems to be running
more normally ...


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