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Should this fan come apart so easily? Don't know whether to trust it.

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I ordered a nice wooden case from Newegg, only to have it arrive with half the fan (the blade assembly) laying on the bottom of the case and the main assembly attached in its rightful position. I've built lots of PCs and seen lots of different types of fans, but I've never experienced the fan blades coming off the main body so easily. I contacted the company for a replacement fan and, after arguing over whether I should have to pay for a replacement, they finally said "We have talked to the engineer, as long as the blade is not broken, and you push it back, and it runs, it is ok. It won’t impact the function of the fan. It is the designed this way due to the large size of the fan."

Is this true, or are they just trying to get out of replacing this $2.00 part?

post #2 of 8
some fans are meant to do that, and they are right, if it goes on and stays there, then it should be just fine.
the only fans I know of that do that are the higher end ones, like the excalibur
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Thanks
post #4 of 8
if it clips in it should be alright.
I've had fans that do that

test it out
post #5 of 8
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It doesn't clip in, it just slides in. There's nothing that feels like it's retaining the fan, so that's what bothered me initially. It comes off and goes on with very little effort.
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Originally Posted by dr_drift View Post
It doesn't clip in, it just slides in. There's nothing that feels like it's retaining the fan, so that's what bothered me initially. It comes off and goes on with very little effort.
normally fans have a little tiny plastic snap ring that holds them from sliding out, but it doesn't hold the fan in place, the magnetic field holds the fan in place. so the snap ring just prevents you from sliding the blades off, it doesn't do anything besides that.
post #7 of 8
i wouldnt trust it ... and if it doesnt alight right it wobbles and it can fall off and hurt something else
post #8 of 8
Unless something holds it in, the blade disk is going to act like a propeller and pull itself off. Before you use the fan you should take it out and try it. With the strut side of the fan down, the blade disk should fly into the air when you power it up. What fun.
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