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Need a replacement power supply cooling fan for a Gateway 500S Plus computer

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  • fixyajf May 11, 2010

    I meant full "model" number not modem. See previous clarification request.

  • fixyajf May 11, 2010

    Need the full modem number and serial number. You should be able to find that on the outside of the computer top, back, or sides.

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Boa,

Depending on whether Gateway used a standard sized fan 40 / 80 or 120 mm fan you might be able to find one at most electronics stores for Somewhere between $2 - $8 USD.

However if it is a proprietary sized fan or if you don't feel comfortable digging around inside of the Power supply. (A power supply contain high voltage capacitors that CAN maintain a charge even once the power is removed) Then it might be more beneficial to you to replace the power supply itself. Most OEM (Manufacturer) power supplies are in the 250-400W range about minimum to run the equipment your PC comes with from the factory..... Now add in any Aftermarket products you install (ie..... High end Video cards, sound cards or additional drive(s) and you can see how easy it would be to exceed your Power Supplies limit) Proprietary fans could demand a premium price if they are a special order and if your not comfortable around High voltage devices, then a new PSU is alot cheaper than a hospital bill for an electrical shock.

Hope this helps you
Dave

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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http://support.gateway.com/s/pc/R/1009371/1009371nv.shtml

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Gateway Support indicates there are three generic Power Supply makers, for the Power Supply in your computer,
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Whatever, Gateway.

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No need to be.
1) A computer ONLY uses the power it needs, and NO more.
If you are surfing the internet, and the computer only needs a 100 Watts, it will ONLY use 100 Watts.

Playing an intensive game, or using an intensive program?
Could use the whole 500 Watts.

2) Will it harm your computer? No.
You could use a 10,000 Watt Power Supply, and it won't harm your computer. (10,000 Watt is an exaggeration)
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Because a computer will ONLY use the power it needs, and NO more.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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