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Where will i get a new fan for sapphire 3780 x2 graphic card

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You can check on ebay for the card that if not working and just get the fan off it when you get it i have fixed many vedio cards when the fan went out just ordering a fried one off ebay for less than 3 bucks shipping and all and then just taking the fan off it...give it a try you can also just serch for the fan for it on ebay too...I'll keep looking for one in my storage of old vedio cards and see if i can find one if you send me a pic it might help me match the fan ...

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I had the same problem with the same card. Here in Phoenix we have a large corp with many stores called Data Doctors. I when in one day and told them of this. The manager told me the fan by itself was not available (I knew that) but he started digging in a junk bin and came up with an old board. He gave it to me and the fan was fine, actually cleaner than the one I had. I'd check with Best Buy or Circuit City (any that are still open) too.

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