Wii Fan

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by kyle007, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. kyle007
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    Hey guys [​IMG] The fan on the back of my wii has been making this horrible grinding sound (I thought it was the disc drive actually when I heard it). I opened it up checked everything, seemed to be fine (made sure it wasn't jammed, cleaned out the dust inside the console and the fan etc etc). So I'm wondering where I can get a replacement? I've looked everywhere and I can only find either the Wiisper (which I don't wanna use) and ONE site that sells the OEM fan (but extremely overpriced). So my question is I believe the size of the wii fan is 40x40x20 mm is that correct?

    Basically I'm wondering if I can use any old generic 40x40x20 fan with a 2 pin molex connector, or if I have to get one pretty much made specifically for the wii (I'm assuming any old fan that fits the specs would work) The only thing I can see different is those two screws in the wii fan, that others wouldn't have.
     
  2. PsyBlade

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    you can use any fan that matches the parameters
    but you need to check more than size
    -at least matches max voltage
    -does not exceed max current
    -at least matches produced airflow in dependence of voltage for all possible voltages
    the connector/cable can always be changed

    buying one designed for wii might be easier unless you can check that or are willing to take a risk
     
  3. x_r3ap3r_x

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  4. kyle007
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    kyle007 GBAtemp Fan

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    Thanks guys [​IMG] Can someone confirm the specs for me? I believe the voltage and amps on the wii internal fan is 5V and 0.21A and as I said I believe its a 40mm fan, but I could be wrong on that as well.
     
  5. x_r3ap3r_x

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    Well I just had a look at a spare Wii fan I have lying around and it says 5V 0.03A not 0.21A.