last night the fan on my power supply went out and i cant seem to be able to get my power supply out of the spot its in. is it ok if i undo all the cables that are connected to the power supply so i can get it out and change the fan?
It is possible, but i wouldn't suggest it, as it would take some wire splicing, and opening up your power supply, which both are good ways to mess it up even more. I'd suggest going on newegg.com and picking one out in your price range.
that really sucks.is there any way i could rig it right now to be able to use it for a day or two so i can look.right now i'm at school
Also, the PSU can still hold a deadly charge even days after its off
There might be away to mount a fan on the outside of the case where the PSU blows air out. Maybe you can find one that connects to USB. Don't open the PSU, there is capacitors in there that store power and would definitely be a good way to get knocked on your butt.
ok my power supply is screwed to the inside of my case.all i wanted to do is know if i can unplug some cables.i dont wanna indo the power strip caseing.i just want to take the fan off of it and replace it with a new one.the fan is on the outside of the power supply i need need room to take it off at
Do yourself a favor and don't mess with it. The above posters are right, and it can be dangerous to you as well as your other pc componenets should you screw something up while trying to splice in a new fan. It's highly unlikely that it has a plug in fan.
Don't bother trying to use an external fan to cool it. That's just begging for more trouble than just the dead psu fan you have now.
Your best bet is to get another psu. One with as good or better wattage/amperage as your current one.
Either go to your local pc megastore, or try looking here: http://www.newegg.com/ProductSort/SubCategory.asp?SubCategory=58