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80mm fan stopped spinning

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by spirit, 1 Feb 2006.

  1. spirit

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    My 80 mm fan in the back of my case no longer spins on startup, but if i push it a little, it will spin fine

    What can i do?!

    Do i just have to get some compressed air can and try and clean it or something?
     
  2. mc_bob

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    Location: Reppin' up North London

    If it's old, replace it. Simple as.
    My bet is the bearing have worn or dried up and theres more resistance in the moving parts, so it's harder to start moving.

    MC_Bob
     
  3. spirit

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    its less than a year old, is that old ?
     
  4. mc_bob

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    Wouldn't of thought so, I'd just go and replace it.

    MC_Bob
     
  5. spirit

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    thing is its connected to my case by these rubber thingys can u buy them too?
     
  6. nikebee

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    Location: Pembrokeshire

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Fan_Grills_and_Fan_Accessories_34.html

    ocuk sell fan dampeners... which i believe come with screws/grommets
    if your just after the screws/grommets... try competitors they're bound to have them

    give it a good blast with air/toothbrush/hoover whatever to get the dust off... if it still doesn't work
    just replace it
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Akasa_Fans_97.html

    Akasa ultra quiet 80mm fans are very quiet :)
     
  7. BigDom

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    Joined: 30 Nov 2002

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    Location: Birmingham

    Main thing is 1) what was the quality of your Fan and 2) how dusty is the envorionment. - in combination low quality and dusty yes they can easilly kill a fan inside a year.