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#1 BobLewiston

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:01 PM

I need to replace a small (@ 44 millimeter or 1.75 inch) fan in my computer, but I can't find the fan on the internet. It's made by Aopen (yes, I tried their website). For some reason, it says "sleeve bearing" on the fan. (I don't know why, it's a fan, not a sleeve bearing.) Of course, it runs on 12 DC volts.

Does anyone know how I can find this fan?

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:03 PM

The fan has a sleeve bearing, vs ball bearings. Ball bearings are usually on higher quality fans. Are you sure it isn't a 40mm fan(the actual fan diameter)? I have never run across a 44mm fan.

Newegg has a pretty large selection, select case fans and select size and browse. The connector type will be listed as well (molex/3pin/4pin etc.)

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:10 AM

attention, dpunisher:

Maybe it is a 40 mm fan. I got 44 mm by measuring (diagonally) from the center of one mounting bolt to another.

Pardon the ignorant question, but what is "molex"?

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:54 PM

Molex connectors are the Power in to CD, DVD, and Hard Drives (about 3/4" long, 1/4" tall, white plastic usually , 4 connections)

best bet is find a local PC store, you can take your's in and match it up to another besides shipping on a fan is almost as much as the fan usually is.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:57 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....0&name=40mm
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 08:45 PM

Pardon the ignorant question, but what is "molex"?

Not an ignorant question, if you don't know the information.

"Molex connector is the vernacular term for a two-piece "pin and socket" interconnection",

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