Sep 12 2007, 08:28 PM
I have one of the earlier xboxes with the internal fan as well as the case fan. I can't remember which model it is though.
It's slowly been getting noisier and noisier, and now it's really bad. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement? Xbox parts seem to be pretty scarce now...not like a couple of years ago when I built it!
(I'm in the UK by the way!)
Sep 12 2007, 08:40 PM
look at RS Components or Farnell for the little fan. They have several different models. No one will be a perfect match, but you should be able to do the job with it.
The bigger fan can also be replaced by a standard one. It is a bit of mechanical work to fix it properly.
You can disconnect the small fan for a short period of time to see if it is the cause of the noise.
Blowing out most of the dust with a compressor and lubricating it with a small drop of oil can also prolong it's life a bit. If the bearings are really bad, those methods don't help anymore.
Sep 13 2007, 12:05 PM
that little fan in my xbox really started to bug me. so i pulled out the heatsink and cut a larger one down to fit, one large enough that it didn't need a separate fan.
the hardest part was securing the heatsink.
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