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Spire 120mm fan ball bearing is dying

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So I booted my pc and got a warning "cpu fan not detected". I opened the box and saw that one of my fans in the cpu cooler wasn't rotating. Tried to plug it in the psu (as my other fan is) and it starts struggling and stops rotating... is it dying?
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Sure sounds like it's dying or dead.
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And it only has a couple of months...
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Check out this guide by ehume, it should be the same basic concept.

EDIT: Just found the thread for ball bearings I was looking for.

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-bearings.html
Edited by Behemoth777 - 5/12/11 at 11:28am
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post #5 of 9
Now's the time to take advantage of a bad situation.
Go buy a real nice replacement fan for the cooler.
Maybe a new rear case fan as well.
Edited by The Radius Kid - 5/12/11 at 11:28am
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The problem is that I ordered an hd6870 yesterday and I currently have 0€ left and gf wants to spend the rest -.-
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Check out this guide by ehume, it should be the same basic concept.

EDIT: Just found the thread for ball bearings I was looking for.

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-bearings.html
The fan doesn't rotate at all, one day it's ok and the other it stopped working... So the problem are not the bearings
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by lambecrikas View Post
The fan doesn't rotate at all, one day it's ok and the other it stopped working... So the problem are not the bearings
That doesn't mean it's not the bearings.
What you've said originally does point to failed fan that I seriously doubt oiling will help.
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In my sig is a ball bearing relubing guide for ball bearing fans. Id suggest reading it and trying it out. Itll make it like new again!
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