Broken 120mm Fan

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bman, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Alright, all of a sudden, and I mean nothing at all has changed, my 120mm fan in the back of my case stoped working.

    It runs at 10% of what it should and my computer gives me an error and I can't get into windows. I took it all apart (part of my cooling system) and cleaned it and all that but no difference.

    Can a fan just stop working? I didn't think so......

    HELP??????
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    yes.. anything mechanical is subject to random and sudden failure.

    especially those with moving parts subject to multiple variations of temperature and virbrations.
     
  3. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yes, as fitz said, they can

    check if there's nothing loose on it... one of mine's had this part glued to the rest and it separated (prolly cheap ass glue :p)

    also, what is the error you're gettin?
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Well its not really an error, it just says one of your fans has stoped working or is working at on low, something like that....and gives me some beeps and yea.

    I checked it out and it dosen't seem to have anything loose.

    Now I'm screwed.
     
  5. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    why not just out and grab a case fan from a local retailer.. places like radio shack and other places even carry them and usually for <$10US
     
  6. Bman

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    Yea I know, but i hate doing things lol

    This system has given me so many random stupid problems, im getting sick of it.
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It's probably the bearings.

    Just think... if one ball breaks, can you function at full capacity? No right? Same principle with the fan's bearings.

    Either that or there is an issue with

    a) the header
    b) the cable and delivery power to the fan.
     
  8. Bman

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    Well with the cooling system its still staying steady at 45 so I guess the only real task the fan was doing was keeping it less dusty.
     
  9. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    actually, my opinion is that a fan in a case tends to make things more dusty as it will suck in more dust overall in the whole case (Regardless of which direction the fan is blowing). Unless all your air inlets are filtered, it will suck in more air/dust through the air intakes causing a greater amount of dust to accumulate overall in the case.

    Again, it's just my opinion and I have no proof to back it up.. and I certainly DON'T recommend NOT running a fan (or multiple fans) in your case.
     
  10. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Yea I'm still going to go get a new one, but your point does make sense.


    *EDIT

    Is Thermaltake still the best for fans and all that?
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2007
  11. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I like Panaflo's for performance and Yateloon's or Zalman's for quiet operation.