Jeff Leites
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Inspiron 660 Power Supply Fan

My desktop started making a scraping sound when powered up.  Usually goes away in a couple of seconds, but sometimes requires a slight tap to stop it.

Using a stethoscope, I finally was able to pinpoint it to the power supply fan (vs the CPU or case fan).

Before I go in for surgery, I'd like to know what I'm going to find.  Is the power supply screwed together, or riveted?  Will the fan be easy to replace?  Should I just buy a new power supply?

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speedstep
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RE: Inspiron 660 Power Supply Fan

There is death in there. Power supplies fans are not user repairable.

Tower can take a standard unit the 660S is proprietary and tiny.

https://www.amazon.com/K43JV-Switching-Bestec-B300NM-00-Inspiron/dp/B00ZSYE46Y

 

 

 

 


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RE: Inspiron 660 Power Supply Fan

My desktop started making a scraping sound when powered up.  Usually goes away in a couple of seconds, but sometimes requires a slight tap to stop it.

Using a stethoscope, I finally was able to pinpoint it to the power supply fan (vs the CPU or case fan).

Before I go in for surgery, I'd like to know what I'm going to find.  Is the power supply screwed together, or riveted?  Will the fan be easy to replace?  Should I just buy a new power supply?

Jeff Leites,

Yes, best to replace the power supply.

http://www.partsguy.net/dell_parts-Dell_Inspiron_660_Power_Supply_300W_PSU_B300NM-00_FH-XD301MYR-6_K...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V3YK5139&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC&cm...

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Jeff Leites
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RE: Inspiron 660 Power Supply Fan

"There is death in there"?  Is that suppose to be a shock warning? LOL  Don't worry about that, I've build power supplies that supply 600 volts for tube projects.  Don't worry about that...  although I have been bit a time or two now that I think about it :-(

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