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how unfortunate, one time out of curiosity, i suck my finger in my delta =P i didnt break a fin, but ****!!!! did that hurt and i was bleeding for what seemed like forever!!! Deltas have to be the absolute most tough and powerful fans alive =P
    
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I dropped a delta on my hand and it cut the nerves in 3 of my fingers
WTH!
What was the rpm on that thing? 5k on a 120mm fan?
How's your fingers now?
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If you are careful, you can disassemble the fan(refer to my ballbearing lubing guide for disassembly) and use some super glue or epoxy and glue the blade back onto that fan. You have to make sure its in the same position it was in origionally so it dont throw off its balance tho.
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If you are careful, you can disassemble the fan(refer to my ballbearing lubing guide for disassembly) and use some super glue or epoxy and glue the blade back onto that fan. You have to make sure its in the same position it was in origionally so it dont throw off its balance tho.
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It's electric . Got tired of those wimpy compressed air cans. I don't have the patience to point that little tiny straw at every nook and cranny. With the leaf blower it's point and hopefully nothing blows off done.
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Using air to push a fan when it isnt running, or running it past its rated RPM can damage the fans motor. The motor is not meant to spin past a certain RPM and it can cause instability and vibrations with the bearings as well as weaken/damage the motor. Most fans have such long lives you won't see any of these effects for years upon years. May make your fan draw an insignificant amount of extra voltage (we are talking unmeasurable) but it would rarely ever kill one. Also those fans would have to spin at incredible speeds to create enough voltage to hurt a motherboard that is not active.

tl;dr : The fan spinning doesn't really matter unless you are a paranoid freak in relation to damaging the fan OR Mobo unless your talking huge multiples of its rated RPM.
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Wow after reading this thread I should consider myself lucky i've caught my fingers in computer fans numerous times with no problems, little tingling but thats about all. Though if you think getting hit by a plastic fan spinning 2k-5k is bad, try getting fingers caught on a metal fan spinning 1100rpm
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