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Knight

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:tazz:
Hope y'all can help me on this.
The fan on the back of my pc died.I'm not sure but I think it's the CPU fan.
It has a hood on it that covers and exhausts the heat from what I believe to be the CPU.

The info on the part:
P/N 443YT CAV.I
>PC+ABS FR(40)<
ASSY 860XR

On the hood it says:
CAV#2 P/N 6709Y
>PC+ABS FR(40)<

The sticker on the fan says:
JMC Datatech
Model 0925-12HBT -1 DC 12V
0.60 amps
Brushless DC Fan

Can anyone tell me where I could get a replacement?
I don't know what to look for or where.
:)

Dell Dimension 4100
Intel Pentium III 797 MHz
384 Mb ram

Edited by Knight, 30 September 2005 - 10:11 PM.

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depends where you are England USA Aus etc.
We have local stores called dick smith in USA I think Tandy or radio shack
basic electronics store. They normally sell things like build your own radio and stuf like that
make sense?

Edited by peterm, 01 October 2005 - 02:22 AM.

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Yes,but what do I need to look for to make sure it will fit my system?I don't understand all the gobbledy-gook I found listed on the part.
I'm in Texas and have a Frys and Radio Shack nearby.
I do need this fan,right?

depends where you are England USA Aus etc.
We have local stores called dick smith in USA I think Tandy or radio shack
basic electronics store. They normally sell things like build your own radio and stuf like that
make sense?

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If it is, indeed, the CPU fan that is broken, please do NOT turn on your computer. That fan is essential for spreading out the heat off your CPU. Some computers will even shut down if the fan stops spinning. If you can, try to use an alternate computer until you can be sure that the CPU fan is working fine.

If you can see the fan that is not working (i.e. it is physically attached to the back of your computer case) then this is an easy fix and you can buy a new fan at Fry's.

Have you tried contacting DELL about a possible replacement? Maybe they could even repair it if it is still under warranty...

You can start here....

Hope this helps!
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you can also just bring the fan with you to the store...they can match it up for a replacement
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Thanks guys.I fixed the problem myself by buying a similar fan at Comp USA for $10.00,snapped it in place,and it works like a dream!
I can't even hear it!
The old one sounded like a freight train! LOL

Thanks for replying.
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Thanks guys.I fixed the problem myself by buying a similar fan at Comp USA for $10.00,snapped it in place,and it works like a dream!
I can't even hear it!
The old one sounded like a freight train! LOL

Thanks for replying.



What is the part number of the fan you bought? I'm in the same situation. Thanks!
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What is the part number of the fan you bought? I'm in the same situation. Thanks!

It was the only one in the store.
Comp USA
SKU 280286
92 mm Ball Bearing Case Cooling Fan
12 Volts
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you really don't need to worry about part numbers, just take the fan with you and they will match it up.
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you really don't need to worry about part numbers, just take the fan with you and they will match it up.

It wasn't that easy for me.
I have a Dell and they all said that Dell makes "proprietary" parts?
I think was the word.Parts that can't be easily replaced.
Nobody could help me match it up.I went to Frys,Comp USA,Circuit City,and a small used computer shop.
I even searched online.
I found it at Comp USA layng behind some other junk.
Decided to buy it and try it and it fit.
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Thanks for the help! The fan is, in fact, proprietary which is why it generally is not that easy to find.
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Thanks for the help! The fan is, in fact, proprietary which is why it generally is not that easy to find.

Another thing is that I had to chip the old fan out of the fan encasing so that I could put the new one in its place.The old fan would not just come right out.I used needle-nosed pliers to break the old fan piece by piece.
Lucky for me,I didn't damage the fan encasing that I needed to re-install the fan properly.
The new fan came without any case or hood.
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