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Re: burning smell

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 02:50:15PM +1100, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Hugh Saunders wrote:
> > For those of you who dont wanna download the jpg, there was a dragon fly
> > broach inside the psu stopping the psu fan from spinning!
> I'd be interested to know how it got in there if you ever work it out.  Is
> the machine in a general-access space, or stuck off in a corner where people
> shouldn't be going? 
ermm, its in the corner of my bedroom, but it is directly under a large
window which is open 80% of the time.

> Also, don't be too surprised if the fan is cactus after removal -
> IIRC, the motors in most of those fans rely on the movement to limit the
> current.  No movement, no current limiting, and hence a very quickly dead
> fan...
I have some spare psu bits (including fan) do you recon its worth
replacing the fan? or just stick an alternative psu?



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