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Um... why would you do that? And if you bump them hard enough, you could break a fan blade (while it is running) but i don't think you will cause any permanent damage. Though if you do it a lot, then you could break something further.

I dont do it on purpose...

Man its hard to get a simple answer from you guys.

All i wanted to know is if the fan blades are more likely to break than the actual bearing/motor. Ive touched fans many times on accident. Especially the GPU fans while doing some work with the PC on (which is stupid i know)
 
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Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

Guys im talking about bumping CASE FANS like noctua with my fingers and forcing them to stop. not bumping the case.

OP wasn't too clear to be honest man.
Anyway - no that's generally not good practice, and a lot depends on the fan, speed, what kind of fan it is, how/what you do to stop it.

I've watched a friend break a blade off a yate loon front intake by trying stop it with a pen while running.
Again...just bad practice in general. If you need to check something out, shut your rig down and do it the right way.

EDIT:

Ok now that you've gotten a bit more specific:
Lightly toughing a fan while it's operating isn't going to kill it, I wouldn't go out of my way to do it (have done it in the past) but you get the idea.
Edited by candy_van - 3/19/13 at 3:05pm
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OP wasn't too clear to be honest man.
Anyway - no that's generally not good practice, and a lot depends on the fan, speed, what kind of fan it is, how/what you do to stop it.

I've watched a friend break a blade off a yate loon front intake by trying stop it with a pen while running.
Again...just bad practice in general. If you need to check something out, shut your rig down and do it the right way.

No blades got broken off. Do you think i could have damaged the bearing or motor instead?
 
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No blades got broken off. Do you think i could have damaged the bearing or motor instead?
Noctua fans are very durable, as are the fans on your graphics card so I doubt it. It is possible though.
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Well I also had a DCII card and I actually stopped the fan myself by accident while connecting cables from the mobo to the case. Nothing really happened though.
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I think it's a possible brain damage issue. rolleyes.gif
post #27 of 37
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No blades got broken off. Do you think i could have damaged the bearing or motor instead?

Nah, it's probably fine.

Edited my last post, b/c I saw you say you just lightly touched it etc. That should be ok.
Again I wouldn't go out of my way to do it, but it's happened before and usually of no consequence.
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I think it's a possible brain damage issue. rolleyes.gif

You tease me at every opportunity dont you...


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If you had damaged the bearing or motor you would have noticed it soon after.
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post #30 of 37
The only way you will burn up a fan motor is if a cable gets stuck in it and it stays "locked" for a period of time...heat builds up and it breaks down. A Typhoon or Delta fan will ALWAYS take your finger off before it breaks. Unless you stick a Pen or screwdriver in it, then the Fan might break...or cut off the pen lol

But just bumping it, stopping fans gently for a few seconds, etc....you will be okay and so will the fans smile.gif
 
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