Dead Power Supply fan. Should I replace?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Esh, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Esh macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2005
    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.
  2. andypress macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2003
    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.
  3. Esh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2005
    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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