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post #1 of 5
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I just got the Sunbeam Rheosmart 6, except there may be a little problem.
On it, there are 6 aluminumish sinks, one for each of the channels:


Channels 2-6 sinks are all fine (left), except the sink on channel 1 (right).


Not sure exactly how to describe it, since no camera, but each of the sinks have 2 metal rods, and on the PCB there are holes for each of the rods of the sinks to poke through (for full contact, I assume) on channels 2-6.
On channel 1, however, one of the holes is missing, so the sink ends up tilted compared to the rest. I can push against the side that doesn't have the hole, and it ends up not touching the PCB at all (on that side).

Are there any potential problems with that, and should I RMA?

I am a little uneasy with it controlling a few fans.
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post #2 of 5
Should still work fine. It just cools the PCB.
post #3 of 5
Hook a fan up and test it. In fact you should test all the channels as well. If it doesn't work then RMA it.
post #4 of 5
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It does work with a couple fans attached to it.
I just don't want it to end up being a fire hazard .
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post #5 of 5
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Well, I found out that after leaving my Panaflo fans running on channel 1 for a while, it has a tendency to throttle (graphics card temperature shoots way up) until I turn it all the down, and I'm nowhere near the 30 Watt limit. Doesn't seem to happen on other channels.
Asked for an RMA through Newegg support, and they filed it "ordered wrong product" and issued a refund, when I asked for exchange.
The bad thing is that I have to pay return shipping . Is it common that I have to pay return shipping for defective products at Newegg? At least they waived the restocking fee.
Never had to RMA with Newegg until now. The only time I RMAed something was RAM, and Tigerdirect had prepaid shipping label.
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