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My 160gb hdd failed so i cudnt start my pc,for pretty big amount of $ specialist was able to save&backup my data from the failed hdd to a new 160 gb hdd.then i bought 320 gb hd which i filled up pretty fast so i needed some more free space to install game & i decided to use the failed hdd.replaced 320 hdd with failed one.it was way too noisy & i disconnected as it wasnt my primary hd with windows.it also gave me some system freeze ups & then i found out my front hdd fan is not working anymore.i didnt shut down pc while disconnecting the old faulty hdd which i wasnt able to format cos "windows was unable to format the drive".so the question is did the faulty hdd killed my hdd big fan infront?is it easy to check the connection of that fan,cos im no mobo expert

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No it didtn kill the fan NEVER UNPLUG A HARD DRIVE WHILE THE COMPUTER IS ON. YOU CAN. AS IT SOUNDS PERM DAMAGE THE DRIVE.look at the fan. follow the power cord make sure its plugged in right it may have just gotten loose if its in right you may just need to replace it there like 5 bucks. hope this solves your issue let me know

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  • marked150 Jul 11, 2011

    it was helpfull in away cos my mobo died so they guy who repaired told me that this fan was full of dust thats why its stopped

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