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Re-attaching a fan


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#1 klkasee

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:31 PM

I took the back off my computer to blow off the dust bec. it suddenly stopped working and I thought that might be the problem. It is up and running, but somehow the back fan (Sony VAIO) is dangling, and I don't know where the wires go!
Please explain in layman's terms!

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:08 PM

You mean when the fan fell out of its mounting bracket the plug that goes to the mainboard for power came unplugged correct?
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:12 PM

Yes! And I don't know where to put it back in!

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:20 PM

OK quick question. How many wires are coming from the fan? 2 or 3? if it is 2, look on the mainboard for a white plastic mount with 2 pins sticking up. Look closely and see if it has small lettering that says CHASSIS FAN, the plug can only be plugged in one way.
If it has 3 wires usually RED BLACK YELLOW. look for the same except this time look for 3 pins sticking up with the same name CHASSIS FAN.
Do not attempt to connect it to the CD AUDIO IN or AUX IN connectors which are usually somewhere near the external connectors on the computers back, because these also have silver pins sticking up. Although chances are you won't be able to make it fit in those but be careful not to choose those.
Use A LOT of light and a magifying glass if needed to see the white lettering on the board. If you have the motherboard manual look through that and look for chassis fan connector on the motherboard map.

Good luck and hope i've been a help. :thumbsup:
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Posted 16 January 2010 - 12:26 AM

most fans have a 3 pin connector. on the mother board there should be a small white squar with 3 pins and a tab on one side, probably says sys_fan around it, and should plug right in. if its a 2 pin it should look similar except with 2 pins. Hint, if you have to force it, its in the wrong spot.

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