Any suggestions, please? -UPDATE - BUT NO JOY -- RESOLVED....WELL SORT OF......

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at
Sun Oct 17 09:35:00 UTC 2010

> Spent the evening reading RED MARS, had several bottles of wine (maybe 
> more....can't recall), cried a bit on the pretzels, went to bed..... 
> Woke up in the middle of the night - and concluded that there is 
> something wrong with the *power switch* on the Antec case.
> After I got up and found the cleanest dirty shirt, I tested the switch 
> with the multimeter. No sign of life. So I sprayed the switch with CRC 
> 2-26 - and everything started to work: to whirr and spin and grind, 
> except for the video card fan[1].
> But now I have 2x 120mm and an 80mm fans spinning at full speed 'cause 
> the psu can't control them like the original (Antec 550watt) psu could - 
> it all sounds like the Red Baron is revving up for a take-off! :-) . But 
> I can get mail, I can post, I can browse.... What else is there in life?
> [1] In another thread - I think it's in the offtopic list - I mentioned 
> that I used to lubricate fans with molybdenum past. Well this one was, 
> but what I discovered is that the paste had hardened (?from heat) and 
> the fan would not spin. I had to take it apart, clean it and lubricate it.

Don't know whether to say Bravo! or ROTL

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