Dead Power Supply fan. Should I replace?

Esh

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 15, 2005
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I just bought a G4 Digital Audio (was supposed to be a Quicksilver, but this is just as fine). I hooked it up and turned it on and everything works fine, but I noticed when looking at the back that it was rather hot around the power supply and then noticed that the fan wasn't spinning.

So here's my question, should I replace the power supply (and if so, what kind should I get?) or should I try and get a full refund from the guy who sold it to me? I don't know if an overheating power supply could have caused any damage to the rest of the system.
 

andypress

macrumors regular
Jun 19, 2003
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Buffalo, NY
If you're feeling up to it and have a spare fan, you can always replace it, as long as you're careful not to touch anything inside but the fan and the fan power connector.
 

Esh

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 15, 2005
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andypress said:
If you're feeling up to it and have a spare fan, you can always replace it, as long as you're careful not to touch anything inside but the fan and the fan power connector.
You think I should physically open the power supply and just replace the fan inside? I've never heard of anyone doing that...
 
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