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
I have some spare psu bits (including fan) do you recon its worth
replacing the fan? or just stick an alternative psu?