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   This morning was not a good morning for computer hardware.  I was about to start my workday when my main computer started making a buzzing noise consistent with a failing fan.  It turned out to be a fan on one of the video cards.  I didn't have time to fight with it so decided to see if a quick blast of air would get it back to functioning order.  Not only didn't that work, but the fan on the other card also began making noise.  After fighting with the fans for a bit, I decided to remove the troubled fan and temporally replace it with a case fan.  First I needed to find a functional one.  I have a large collection of computer hardware, but the first two fans I found didn't work.  The next fan I proceeded to immediately break by allowing a fan blade to strike the heatsink.  That resulted in a fan blade breaking off.  The last fan I found was functional and with a rubber band and a Star Wars lightsaber cupcake decoration I convinced the fan to stay in place cooling the computer.  A more permanent solution will be needed, but this should work for now.