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Is my Case Fan Dying?

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Hello,

Today while fiddling with my computer's LED Strips, I noticed my Side-Panel Fan was spinning REALLY slow, Like 100-200 RPM at the most.
When I tried spinning the blades with my finger, It didn't spin smoothly at all and stopped real quick rather than keep on spinning for a short while before finally stopping. It feels as though the fan is jammed or something.

Is it just the bearing or can it be something else?

Thanks
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Could be a bad bearing yes. I just replaced a hdd cage fan in mine yesterday. Was spinning slow and making an awful racket.
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I would try this first, if you have a few minutes and the case fan was worth saving.

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You can also look at my sig (item 3) - I've got a link to a thread on lubricating your fans. In general, a case fan will be a sleeve bearing fan. Those should be lubricated before you put them in service, then relubricated periodically, as you would your car.
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