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Cooling i have a gateway 420gr one of my fans isnt working how do i find out where to plug it in i want to protect from overheating

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You can take the access cover off and follow the wires from the fan to the point where it is plugged in.
You can check the other fan to see where it is plugged in, and the non working one should be plugged in the same kind of plugin.
The power supply has the same power source for both fans, so if one is not working, it may be burned out or stuck.

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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