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One of my 6 gentle typhoon is making an annoying noise. I have like 10 fans running and I was able to easily hear the difference with that fan turned off!

It is making a kind of "tik tik tik tik". I just discovered this today after having the fan in the box for 1 month and half so it is too late to send it back to NCIX frown.gif

Any solution to this? Adding oil? This fan is just annoying it's like day and night without it.
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It does that noise but slightly less loud:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIur2VcB0S4


How do you oil them?

Jesus tell me it is possible... Otherwise I will have to completely remove it. It is blocked by the radiator the cable is passing under it. The installation was permanent skull.gif
Edited by Just a nickname - 2/4/12 at 12:12pm
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It does that noise but slightly less loud:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIur2VcB0S4
How do you oil them?
Jesus tell me it is possible... Otherwise I will have to completely remove it. It is blocked by the radiator the cable is passing under it. The installation was permanent skull.gif

It something about taking the sticker off the back, removing the circlip, opening into the motor and then oiling it. You can't oil it without removing it from the case. AFAIR at least.
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post #4 of 21
Pull the sticker and add a drop of oil. Turn it so the oil wont drip out and run the fan a lil bit to work the oil down. Or you can undo the circlip like biohazard said, but thats kind of a pain.
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It's a bearing ball fan, you'll probably have to extract the bearings to oil them. I'd rma it...
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It's a bearing ball fan, you'll probably have to extract the bearings to oil them. I'd rma it...

True, if the bearings are shot then yea rma but sometimes minor noises in the motor can be cured with a wee bit of oil.
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Take the sticker half off of pop the ruber plug and lube away. For more details see ---> The XFX 4890 post 2 year reference cooler fan bearing service Its for an Graphics card fan but regular case fans have the same kind of motor.
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One of my 6 gentle typhoon is making an annoying noise. I have like 10 fans running and I was able to easily hear the difference with that fan turned off!
It is making a kind of "tik tik tik tik". I just discovered this today after having the fan in the box for 1 month and half so it is too late to send it back to NCIX frown.gif
Any solution to this? Adding oil? This fan is just annoying it's like day and night without it.

I'd contact NCIX and get them to RMA to Scythe. The fan bearings fail just over a month-half, and the warranty is 2 years, they should send you a new fan.
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GT's shouldn't click. RMA it to Scythe.

 

In future, never permanently mount anything. As you have learned, by permanently mounting something you invoke the Great God Murphy, who brings down Murphy's Law on you, and woe to the poor sinner!

 

In my sig there is a link to lubing fans. Generally you should lube every fan you have before you put it to work. Your sleeve bearing fans you should pull, inspect and re-lube every few months.

 

That said, don't assume your fan is clicking because the bearings are bad. It may be the PCB.

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GT's shouldn't click. RMA it to Scythe.

In future, never permanently mount anything. As you have learned, by permanently mounting something you invoke the Great God Murphy, who brings down Murphy's Law on you, and woe to the poor sinner!

In my sig there is a link to lubing fans. Generally you should lube every fan you have before you put it to work. Your sleeve bearing fans you should pull, inspect and re-lube every few months.

That said, don't assume your fan is clicking because the bearings are bad. It may be the PCB.

Don't you lose the warranty if they see you removed the sticker? I can unscrew it and open it. I just can't take it out of the system, the wire is passing under the radiator through a hole now blocked by a tube. Was the only way to hide the fan's wire.... Sometimes you better do less than too much sad-smiley-002.gif
For a fan I paid 13$ I would rather try to lubricate it but if it doesn't work and the warranty is gone then I don't feel like paying 20$ shipping to get a single fan.
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