FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Last updated: 5/8/02
Q. How does one fix a power supply with a noisy
Recently my power supply fan has become noisy. I called
the computer shop where I bought the computer and they told me to clean
it and if that didn't help, I would need a new one for $50. The fan is
still working fine, but the noise is making me nervous. I cleaned it
and it is still noisy. Are there any easy fixes? And if not, can the
fan be replaced cheaper than a new power supply?
A. The bearing on the fan has probably gone.
Most fans can be replaced, but most require some soldering to do it. The
labor and parts charged by most shops would exceed the cost of a new power
supply. $50 is a little high unless it includes labor which would make
it a bargain.