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Help replacing video card fan!


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dosboot

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My video card fan is making noise, I think it is dying or just old. My video card is a Nvidia Geforce Ti 4200. I bought a new fan which specifically says it will work with my video card but I am having trouble removing the old one.

Here is a picture of my card and old fan that will help me explain the problem.
http://www.nvnews.ne...gf4_ti_4200.jpg
There are 4 screws attaching my old fan to a square metal piece (green thing in the picture). The metal piece itself is held to the card by two plastic pins. I was hoping I could just remove the screws to put in my new fan but when I got home I found out that wasn't the case. I need to remove this metal thingie but the pins don't present any obvious way of removing them. Pulling or turning the pins doesn't do anything. The pins go through to the other side of the card but I can't push them out from there either. I think the ends of the pins protrude outward like this:

..__
..| |
..| |
_| |_
\___/

How do I remove them?

Edited by dosboot, 02 July 2005 - 01:10 PM.

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austin_o

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Hi and welcome go Geeks to Go. Those pins look kind of like some that I encountered when I replaced a slot I cpu. They are plastic, with round heads. I was able to use needle nose pliers to grip the head and gently but firmly pull them out.
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While on the topic...you may want to consider giving your computer and video card some help with removing that hot air. I have read great things about this PCI fan which works graet with video cards and all around. I just ordered one myself...I'll see how it works..and it's about 20 bucks, but at buy.com...9.55 no tax, free S&H for items under 20lbs. The coupon code for this is available at onlycoupons.com - valid until July 4 I think. Good deal I think. Maybe then this fan you get now will not have to work so hard and will last longer.

The fan can be found here:
http://www.buy.com/r...101&hdwt=0&sp=1

Peace,
Jared
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