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I have had this psu for less than a month, and just a few days ago the fan makes the same exact noise as a hard drive defraging or being in heavy use.

I guess I could just take it out look at it, and test it outside of the case, but since this is only a semi modular, it would be a lot of work to do this.
Just want to make sure someone else knows what the problem might be. There is no dust in it, it's new, and I used compressed air on it, nothing happened. Hitting the psu a few times calmed it down for 2 minutes than it started back up. Maybe its not the fan, but the components, but Seasonic is a good brand.
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I have had this psu for less than a month, and just a few days ago the fan makes the same exact noise as a hard drive defraging or being in heavy use.
I guess I could just take it out look at it, and test it outside of the case, but since this is only a semi modular, it would be a lot of work to do this.
Just want to make sure someone else knows what the problem might be. There is no dust in it, it's new, and I used compressed air on it, nothing happened. Hitting the psu a few times calmed it down for 2 minutes than it started back up. Maybe its not the fan, but the components, but Seasonic is a good brand.

I have this exact PSU. I have never had an issue with it. I know it's a pain but i would RMA. XFX are generally good about RMA and it has a good warranty.

In terms of cause, my geuss is the fan is in some way loose and vibrating. I assume all 4 screws are used to fix it to the case? Check nothing has fell into the PSU and is touching the fan blades. If none of these, take it out, hotwire it and see if it makes the same noise. If it does, see if you can pin point the cause. If not, RMA
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Oh no! I hate RMA!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!

I will take it out later see what is might be.
Never RMAd anything, don't want to start.

Not my video, but the EXACTTTT same problem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NGMXrA1PJ4
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Gahhh sounds like a bad bearing or a wire ever so slightly hitting the fan blades. Unfortunately you can't really crack it open and take a look because that would void your warranty....You might have to just RMA it
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I did what the guy said on the youtube link comments, and no clicks anymore! But that won't last long i think. Once it starts up, I will RMA it.

How long would I not be able to use my comp?
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I did what the guy said on the youtube link comments, and no clicks anymore! But that won't last long i think. Once it starts up, I will RMA it.
How long would I not be able to use my comp?

Evreywhere is different, you would have to get an estimate from XFX. If following those instructions worked my geuss is that the seal in the bearing is gone/leaking. Check for oil on the fan blades and around the fan motor. If you see anything odd then its worth RMA. If not, hold off and see how long the youtube fix lasts. You have years of warranty so no harm in leaving it for a while.
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Evreywhere is different, you would have to get an estimate from XFX. If following those instructions worked my geuss is that the seal in the bearing is gone/leaking. Check for oil on the fan blades and around the fan motor. If you see anything odd then its worth RMA. If not, hold off and see how long the youtube fix lasts. You have years of warranty so no harm in leaving it for a while.

Yeah I see. Yeah will check that. And you are right, no need to destroy the item, still in warranty.
The PSU is fan down, so chance of leak...

Also I had the psu with rebate, and sent in the UPC of the box, would I still be able to RMA?
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Yeah I see. Yeah will check that. And you are right, no need to destroy the item, still in warranty.
The PSU is fan down, so chance of leak...
Also I had the psu with rebate, and sent in the UPC of the box, would I still be able to RMA?

As far as i know you should still be able to, as long as it has never been opened. As long as you can prove you purchased it. It should have its own serial number. They often ask you to send the modular cables aswell which can be a total nightmare if you have the whole system managed.
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My 650W has a bad chatter in it. must be common for xfx.

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Okay. So so far it's all good.

Yeah I was researching and it does seem that XFX and some actuall seasonic products have that fan issue in them.

@disturbed117, open your comp and push the fan a bit in, with a hard piece of wood (no pun).

Just means that it's lubricant is failing.
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