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Sony Vaio Power Supply Fan Not Working

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#1 quayhouse


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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:46 PM

i have a sony vaio desktop pcv rx301 its about 7 years old still working fine apart from the power supply fan.

a few weeks ago, i was cleaning the dust out and when i refitted the power supply i trapped a couple of wires on it and since then when i turn it on i have to press f1 to boot it up as the message tellsme power supply fan not working :thumbsup: .

i have tried to cut out the impinged wires and rejoined them but the fan still doesnt work and now the pc is a lot noisier.
now i know its old but id rather not shell out for new pc just yet but ive been told that you cannot replace the vaio psu with a generic one is this right?

Thanks in advance

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:05 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.


Before I bought that one, I'd see if a regular PS would also do the job. I would not get more than a 300/350-watt regular PS for that system.


Edited by hamluis, 21 July 2008 - 01:34 PM.

#3 quayhouse

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:01 PM

cheers will give it a go!

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 02:11 PM

Buying from the US, remember the power supply needs to be dual voltage. 7 years old, I believe you have an old AT power supply. Take a look at the first diagram and picture HERE. You should have 2 -6 wire flat plugs going to the motherboard. You could probably find on locally. I do not believe it has to be brand specific
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