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Computer Fan How can i find out what type of fan i need for the back of my computer if i have a Tsunami Dream VA3000BNA Case :

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120x120x25 mm, 1400rpm fan

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Computer case fan for Gateway Performance, mid-tower case

Case fan size is typically measured in mm. Common sizes include 40, 60, 80, 92, 120 and 140 mm. OEM cases can have proprietary fan sizes as well.

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What does the fan look like for HP m7680n i need to replace it. at boot msg, fan failed press F2 to continue etc.

  • With the power off open the case. Generally it is the left panel that will slide off after you remove the screws in the back.
  • You will see the fan setting on top of the CPU heat sink.
  • Turn on the computer. That fan should run.
  • If not, turn off the computer, remove the fan and take it to a mom & pop computer store and ask for a replacement. Shouldn't be very expensive.
  • If you don't feel comfortable do what I suggest, take the tower to a mom & pop computer store and they can do it. There might be a minimal charge in addition to the fan.

I would not run the system very long (minutes) until the fan problem is resolved as you can over heat the CPU and ruin it.
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I have an old gateway 7023ge computer and i wanted to find out the size of my cooling fans so i can replace them. i have 2 fans one front and one rear. they are both the same size.

Computer case fans for older computers were usually standard sizes of 80 millimeter or 92mm, maybe120mm. 25.4mm = 1 inch, so an 80mm fan is about 3 inches. Measure the diameter of the fan from the tip of one fan blade to the tip of the opposite fan blade. A 92mm fan is about 3 1/2 inches in diameter and a 120mm fan is about 4 3/4"

Again, these sizes are _nominal_, so whatever your measurement is closest to is what you need. You should be able to measure the rear fan from the outside back of the computer without taking anything apart.

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I dropped my Sony PCG-3E2L and now the fan is not running. Lap top shouts off after a few min

If the fan is not running you should use the computer because you could cause it to overheat and become very damaged. Right now it is possible that JUST the fan is broken, which would be a simple fix. The reason the computer is shutting off after a few minutes is because it's trying to save itself from melting. You need to remove the fan, find the manufacturer and model number on the fan and order a replcement and install it before you attempt to use the computer any further.

I hope this helps! If not, please comment back and let us know!

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My sony laptop computer has big noise when the fan start.

Hi there,

It is normal for the computer to do this. When an application you are running makes greater use of the CPU, memory, video card, and disk drives, power consumption increases, and the fan either kicks up in speed or turns on. If the sound is annoying, you may be able to reduce the fan cycles by cleaning the dust out of the computer case.

Get a can or two of Dust-Air or a similar product.

Open the case of your computer by removing the screws on the back. Some computer cases have easy-open latches, so you may not need tools. Use a vacuum cleaner to get the bigger dust bunnies out of the case, then use the Dust-air to blow out all of the nooks and crannies. Make sure to blow out the heat sink for the CPU; the vanes tend to clog with dust. Blow off the vanes of all the cooling fans, too. There will be one on the CPU, and probably a few others, e.g., most video cards have their own fans and heat sinks now.

Replacing the case fan with a quieter model, such as a Vantec, can also help:

Computer makers build systems with the cheapest parts they can get their hands on, and if you're handy, it's worthwhile upgrading.

Warm regards,

Anirban Mazumdar

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I need a replacement fan for my medion computer the part# is cI5-9hdpb-m2 / mgt921ur-w25

You can use any generic 80mm fan, many local computer stores usually have a selection available.

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The motor may have blown on the fan


Well I'm sorry to hear about your misfortune. Sometimes case fans do just give out after so long. There is little to nothing that can be done about it. No one repairs case fans your better off just buying a new one.

Post back if you need any further assistance and I will get back to you. Thank you for choosing Fixya!

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I have a HP Media Center M370N 160GB HDD that I took to a computer repair shop. They replace the coolong fan with Delta Electronic Model Aso912L DC Bushless fan. I took it home and it worked for a couple...

Sounds to me like you could have a couple of possible problems.

First and most importantly would be to make sure that your cpu fan is clean and running. This is the fan that is located on the large heat sink on the mother board. A lot of times, especially on older systems, this fan and heatsink will get covered with dust and almost always cause an overtemp fault. Usually blowing this out with electronics cleaner will rectify this but if it has been like that for a while you may need to replace the cpu fan. Most electronics stores will sell these fairly cheap.

Your other problem may be that you need to purchase another case fan to cool the cpu more effectively. Generally though most premade systems come with enough fans.

Also you may need a new fan for the one that he replaced. It sounds to me like you may have a bad connector either on the replacement fan or the power supply wire. A real easy way to tell is to wiggle the wires a little bit. If your fan speed fluctuates odds are you've got a loose connection. It can appear to be fine but sometimes those wires on the molex connectors come loose and make don't make good contact. When that happens it may work fine for a few minutes, but then the first time that you get vibrations it stops working.

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Fan Noise on Dell Dimension 8100

All computer fans have a general design.  The name in front of "fan" really refers to the designation.  You'll see case fan, processor fan, CPU fan, cooling fan, etc.  In the case of CPU/Processor fan, some are sold with heatsinks (the metal block sitting on top of your CPU).

The first thing you want to do is make sure the fan is clean.  Chances are dust buildup is causing the excess noise.

If that's not the case and you're looking to replace the fan, then you first need to find out the size of the fan. General sizes(diameter X width in mm) are listed on this page:

Generally, you're looking for something that will match the size of what you're replacing & push enough air at a reasonable noise level to cool the heatsink/CPU.  You want to stay in the area of 30dBA max for noise.  You also want to see if it has a 3-pin or 4-pin connection.

For example, if you have an 80mm fan, I would suggest something like this:

It's pretty quiet with good airflow.  Also, it has a 3-pin connection, but includes an adapter for a 4-pin connection.


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