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Can not get the fan or power to rev up. The light comes on for a minute and then shuts down, just purchased a new battery. Help

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Your power supply wattage is below the requirement. you did not specify what is the wattage of your power supply. if that is 300watts you can increase defending on your load. if this will help you then i'm hoping a positive response

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