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post #791 of 1734
Hey all,

Just got my 'replacement' H100 today, and I stumbled across this thread when it too started to make abnormal noises. I've already ordered a 1N4001 to try the fix from this thread that seems to work for most people, however when I was trying to sort out something else in my case I accidentally nudged the pipes on the H100 - and the noise went away. After 15 minutes or so it came back, but some tapping on the pipes/pump seems to stop the noise for around 15 minutes until it randomly comes back. Does this mean voltage is still my problem? Or could it be something else (an air bubble?). The noise is slightly different to my other defective H100. The first one made the HDD access sound like most people have described, but this new one makes a constant grinding sort of sound.

Should I go ahead and try the 1N4001 mod when it arrives, or is my issue potentially unrelated to voltage as tapping the pipes makes the sound go away?

Thanks for the help guys, especially wlw wl, this thread is invaluable to anyone with this problem!
post #792 of 1734
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From your description it sounds like the pump is going in and out of a state that we could call "a balance or lack thereof".
One 1N400x diode will lower the speed by approx. 200RPM
So go ahead and try the diode thing and just keep on trying till your run out of cake.
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post #793 of 1734
I just hooked up the new H80 I got today with an advanced RMA and.... IT'S BUZZING!!!!!! mad.gif

It's not nearly as loud as my original H80 but definitely audible. When I flick the corner of the pump the buzzing stops and it's totally silent but if I flick it again it comes back. The customer service representative I spoke to before I submitted my RMA request assured me that they had fixed this problem in their replacement units which is clearly not the case.

I'm now trying to decide if I should send the replacement back or just use it since it buzzes quieter than the old one?
post #794 of 1734
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Did you try it with the adapter?
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post #795 of 1734
I just tried it with the adapter but I can still stop and start the buzzing by flicking it. I couldn't do this with my old one so I guess it's an improvement. What do you think I should do? Obviously there's still a design problem but it looks like it's manageable, should I just go ahead and use it?
post #796 of 1734
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You just have to tap the rhythm on it while listening to the music biggrin.gif

Seriously though, we have been told again and again that the units are 100% fixed and problem-free now, so I applaud your self-control but IMO you should demand an advance replacement ASAP without further bullsh^W ado.
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post #797 of 1734
I would demand your next replacement being hand-delivered by the CEO of Corsair, it's all becoming a bit too much.
post #798 of 1734
Well I just got off the phone with customer support and they're going to be sending me a "revised version" today rolleyes.gif

This is what they told me the last time but apparently the problem really has been fixed with the new units so we'll see. At least I'll be able to choose the least noisy of my 3 H80s biggrin.gif
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Did they give you a shipping label for the remaining two or do you get to keep them? wink.gif
Edited by wlw wl - 7/12/12 at 9:19am
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post #800 of 1734
You bet they did. I'm not paying anything more to fix this mess. I think i'm going to write them an angry email and ask for a gift card or partial refund or something because this really is a ridiculous situation. I can't believe they would allow shoddy QC to tarnish their brand when it's such a simple fix.

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