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post #21 of 36
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Yeah it's safe as long as you're carefull. What I did was: drill half a ~mm then stop to clean off dust to see if it's deep enough. -repeat
What am I supposed to hit? A metal shaft or is it just a hole? I can't see clearly on the picture in the OP frown.gif
post #22 of 36
It should be a ball bearing of some sorts if I remember correctly. Don't worry too much about it, you can get a replacement fan on ebay for under 5 bucks in case you destroy it. thumb.gif
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post #23 of 36
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It should be a ball bearing of some sorts if I remember correctly. Don't worry too much about it, you can get a replacement fan on ebay for under 5 bucks in case you destroy it. thumb.gif
I guess that's true, thanks for your help man biggrin.gif
post #24 of 36
I was just kinda abashed to jab into the aback of the fan.fAw85J
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by maximdymok View Post

What am I supposed to hit? A metal shaft or is it just a hole? I can't see clearly on the picture in the OP frown.gif
Most likely you will see the shiny tip of the shaft... I soo wish i had a drill press when i was attempting this. :/ ...Im saying this because i just got a drill press..
post #26 of 36
Well I just did it, the hole had to be way deeper than I expected and I was being careful so it took me like an hour to drill it LOL. Put some oil in there and spun it around, now it's back to how it was before! Hopefully it lasts for a while. Thanks for your tutorial man!
post #27 of 36
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its bin months i mean Months....... lol since i added oil. i used motor oil synthetic so i hope that's what working the magic!
post #28 of 36
Just created an account to thank you for this tutorial. I am waiting on a warranty repair on a 280X and this card is my 'backup' and I started getting the fan lock up issues with it and this worked like a dream. I actually think the fan is better now than it was when it was shipped.
A tip for those using the drill, let the drill do the work with the relatively soft plastic, you don't really need to put any pressure on it other than to hold it in place. Drill at a slowish speed for a second or so each time, clear the debris and see if you can see the shaft. It is like a small pin about 1mm across which moves when the gently pull the fan up from the base. What I did was to pull it slightly so there was a gap and sprayed it with WD40, finger spin as the OP said and it should spin freely for a second or so.
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by Mardrea View Post

Just created an account to thank you for this tutorial. I am waiting on a warranty repair on a 280X and this card is my 'backup' and I started getting the fan lock up issues with it and this worked like a dream. I actually think the fan is better now than it was when it was shipped.
A tip for those using the drill, let the drill do the work with the relatively soft plastic, you don't really need to put any pressure on it other than to hold it in place. Drill at a slowish speed for a second or so each time, clear the debris and see if you can see the shaft. It is like a small pin about 1mm across which moves when the gently pull the fan up from the base. What I did was to pull it slightly so there was a gap and sprayed it with WD40, finger spin as the OP said and it should spin freely for a second or so.
Means alot to me bro.. thanks for creating a account here on OCN.NET.Gald my little fix saved you abit!!
post #30 of 36
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UPDATE: It 2016 im still using the same video card and NO ISSUES WHAT SO EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wheee.gifwheee.gifdrunken.gif
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