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fan broken, but its not


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#1 oneup

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:31 PM

I have a fan that is broken, but it works with other computers, which leads me to believe that it is my mother board which has screwed up. I was trying to upgrade a rather old comptuer (windows ME Pentium 3) when I plug in the fan, and some other wrire into the wrong connector, and now the fan does not work. What should I do? What can I do? ANy help would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:58 PM

Is this the original fan to the computer? If it's a newer fan and doesn't work with an older computer, but works with newer ones, then maybe there's an age compatibility issue (then again, I don't know of much that could of changed in fans in the pass few years)
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:38 PM

How many wires does the fan have, 2-3 or 4? how many pins on the fan header on the motherboard? Is the plug aligned properly to the header? Maybe using a multispeed fan on a single speed header, or vice-versa
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#4 oneup

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:38 PM

It is the original fan, and it has three wires, and three holes that I plug into a three pronged port thing. When I plug the origonal fan into another computer, it works fine, and when I take the fan from the second comptuer (which worked in the second comptuer) and plug it into my Windows ME computer, it does not work.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:35 PM

Isn't there an alternate connector on the power supply...which could be used for that fan (since you suspect the motherboard connection)?

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:19 PM

there are not other connectors I can plug the fan into on the power supply. I suspect I blew something. Is that possible? or did I fry something and its trash?

Its not a fan on the cpu heat sink, its a fan that just points toward it. Its a rather old computer.
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