Hello all. I'm new here and need some help.
My CPU fan needs to be replaced.
My CPU fan is "JMC/DaTech Model 0925-12LMB." I contacted Dell and they assigned a unique part number to it and refer to it as the "CPU part#___" instead of referring to it as the "JMC..." fan.
(Post#3)One person says: "I suspect that the Dell fans have a unique part number, as an indication that the connector is the Dell 3-pin type. At least that has been my experience chasing down proprietary part numbers for other brands." And you must have this connector for the fan to work. So you are stuck having to get Dell spare parts and nothing else.
People try to get around it by buying a different fan and splicing the Dell connector. I believe it has worked for some, but I wouldn't know how to do it and I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it.
So, I've got to get the same part. My question is, can I get this fan from anywhere, and it will have the Dell pin type connector, or is this something Dell adds to the fan once in their possession?
As it turns out, this fan is out of production. The only places I know of that sell it as used/refurbished are non-Dell sellers. So IF the connector is only added by Dell, and no other sellers, what am I to do? I think I'm stuck if that's the case, since as I understand it, it must be replaced with the exact same thing that Dell originally installed, or I will get a fan error message at every bootup. Also, if certain specs are different from the original fan, there is risk of overheating (damaging processor). I've heard of a few cases where people replaced with a similar fan, but it still caused error messages. (see here.)