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Username: chuck

Post Number: 70
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 3:09 pm:   Edit Post

I have an Ampeg SVT 3 Pro about 8 years old. The fan motor has always made a little noise but is getting louder. Is this a problem? It is not interfearing but is a bit iratating.

Username: matthew90046

Post Number: 27
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 4:53 pm:   Edit Post

First you should see if there is some sort of obstruction in the fan. If there is none, a replacement fan is easy to find and install yourself if you are handy. Just google “computer fan” and you will find many links. The repair should cost you less than $20.
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Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 117
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 5:31 pm:   Edit Post

To replace the fan on a 3 Pro you have to pull the main board, which I don't recommend as a first tech project. You can pull the top and check the blades to see if there's a lot of dust on them, which can unbalance the fan. If there is, judicious use of compressed air and a brush can be used to remove it *ever so carefully*.

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