[rescue] Replacing Power Supply Fan on Catalyst 5000/5500?
zach at zachlowry.net
Mon Jun 29 17:02:58 CDT 2009
On Jun 28, 2009, at 9:07 AM, Dan Sikorski wrote:
> Zach Lowry wrote:
>> I know that there are several other Catalyst 5000 users on here, so
>> I thought I'd ask this question. I have a C5500 with two power
>> supplies, both of which are functional but have dead fans in the
>> front. I currently have a small fan pointed into one of the power
>> supplies to keep it running, but that's another matter (I have
>> another supply on order already). What I'm wondering is if it would
>> be possible to open the supply up and replace the fans with a
>> standard PC fan? Has anyone on here tried this? Any tips / pointers?
> I have done this. It was fairly easy. The fan is a standard size,
> and it had a standard connector to the board in the power supply.
> Of course, you want to be careful around the inside of a power
> supply, but I think everyone on this list knows that. In fact, one
> of the power supplies in mine has a noisy fan. I should look for
> the replacement as well.
Fantastic. If you come across the replacement let me know. I've
ordered a replacement PS so I'll have a spare, so I'll probably remove
a supply, let it discharge a bit, then try and find a replacement fan.
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