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Super glue alone won't hold. I've repaired 3 fan blades, one of them on a PowerColor 6950. Get super glue and gorilla glue, a few dabs of sg on one end and a couple dabs of gg on the other. Make the 2 glues contact just before you put in place and hold it in place sold for at least 30 sec (until it holds its own weight), then let dry overnight. I've found that Superglue hyperactivates gorilla glue's setting time and also gives it a stronger hold. After it dries you can sand, file or cut off the excess (since gorilla glue expands).
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I had a fan rip the majority of one of my fingernails off not too long ago... not fun.
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post #13 of 51
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I had a fan rip the majority of one of my fingernails off not too long ago... not fun.

OUCH. thats painful the exposed nail bed even air makes those hurt.
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post #14 of 51
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

This is why I always put the simple old fashion wire fan guards on the open face sides of fans in my case. For the few times I do have a reason to reach inside while it's on, I won't come out missing a finger or two.

Paint it black or whatever your fan color it or color scheme is, and you'll never notice it there.

Lol. It was a junk build. I had some random components laying around and I decided to build a mint linux build. I am now typing from it. I tried that little fan just for fun and the fury at which it was spinning was enough to haunt my nightmares for years to come tongue.gif

The contact with the blade was completely accidental, but I can only assume after being pushed to full blast, the fan acquired the taste for human flesh .devil.gif
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Originally Posted by Phelan View Post

Super glue alone won't hold. I've repaired 3 fan blades, one of them on a PowerColor 6950. Get super glue and gorilla glue, a few dabs of sg on one end and a couple dabs of gg on the other. Make the 2 glues contact just before you put in place and hold it in place sold for at least 30 sec (until it holds its own weight), then let dry overnight. I've found that Superglue hyperactivates gorilla glue's setting time and also gives it a stronger hold. After it dries you can sand, file or cut off the excess (since gorilla glue expands).

Awesome tip! I don't even know where the fin from this fan went. It was salvaged from some old cpu heatsink I believe so I'm not too worried about it.

To be honest, it was only in there as a "MOAR FANZZ" kind of thing.
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post #16 of 51
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Awesome tip! I don't even know where the fin from this fan went. It was salvaged from some old cpu heatsink I believe so I'm not too worried about it.
To be honest, it was only in there as a "MOAR FANZZ" kind of thing.

lol why not just use some JB weld? if that stuff can hold an engine block together i'm pretty sure a little bit would hold a fan blade on.
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lol why not just use some JB weld? if that stuff can hold an engine block together i'm pretty sure a little bit would hold a fan blade on.

Hm... I thought it was just for metal? I do have some in my car though. I was using it to patch up my girlfriends oil pan the other day....
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post #18 of 51
I've learned never to connect a fan or even open my case when my fans are on. I've had two fans break because of me opening up my case while they were on. I'm running out of fans...
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post #19 of 51
i had a delta fan that got me good when i first got it. it said 200 something cfm so i hooked it up to see what it was like, then it got me. axesmiley.png
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post #20 of 51
I had a chunk removed from my finger by one of my ultra kazes...

Happened about 2 years ago. Still have the scar:

 
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