[rescue] Replacing Power Supply Fan on Catalyst 5000/5500?

Zach Lowry 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:
>> Howdy,
>> 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.



More information about the rescue mailing list