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Mine went "Poofffffffffffffffff!, and smoked, then stunk up the whole room. I just installed it about a week ago. First I had six fans, one per channel. Then I customized some splitter cables to run two fans per channel, still should have worked within specs. So I had three channels with 6 fans and one channel with an LED strip on it. I never was able to set the thing up in auto because the 3 second hold access procedure never worked. What a waste. Performance PC won't take it back either. The G-Vans web page won't work, it's all in Chinese. I got to do something because these fans running @ 100% all the time is making me nutz.


I found the culprit. I think I can repair it. I ordered the Diode but it's coming from China unless I wanted to buy a whole reel of 5000 in the US. It will be a month to wait.
Edited by Wasupwitdat1 - 6/30/13 at 1:40pm
    
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Im feelin you, I bought this GVANS fan controller and Ive never been more dissapointed with a PC component, it was about 50$ I thought I was buying quality. The molex pins were falling out in the connector, the front 5.25 aluminum plate was made too wide to fit in a 5.25 and it was too short (theres almost an 1/8" gap) to fill the whole 5.25 slot. I had to sand down the side of the aluminum front to make it fit. I know my case doesnt have weird 5.25 slots because my Alphacool bay res fits perfectly. GVANS = mad.gif
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That's why you buy legit Lamptron instead. whistle.gif In all seriousness, though, I can't recommend GVANS' stuff after everything that went on between them and Lamptron.
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That's why you buy legit Lamptron instead. whistle.gif In all seriousness, though, I can't recommend GVANS' stuff after everything that went on between them and Lamptron.

Care to elaborate for those of us not in the know? smile.gif
    
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Care to elaborate for those of us not in the know? smile.gif

Was quite the ordeal.
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I wish I knew G-Vans was such a bad company, I just thought "how hard is it to make a decent fan controller". Lesson learned, always do more research than necessary, even for the little things.
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Care to elaborate for those of us not in the know? smile.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1199783/lamptron-official-newsletter-regarding-recent-events/0_100 This is where things had to stop... you might also check out g-vans' profile. wink.gif
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Unfortunately for me I didn't find the info posted here in the forums until after I made the purchase. But before I even got the controller delivered I contacted Performance PC asking if I could return it. They immediately started asking me questions about why I wanted to return it and stated that I shouldn't believe everything I read in the forums. Basically denying my request. So I went ahead and put it in my rig. The proceedure to access the auto settings function never worked. Channel 3 did display a different value in auto than the other channels but I couldn't change anything. I had two fans per channel on channels 1,2,& 3 and a LED corner lightbar on 6. I turned my computer on and went to the kitchen for a coffe. I heard my UPS alarm going off and by the time I got to the computer there was smoke coming from it. I hit the main power on the PSU.

I went on Facebook to the G-Vans page and asked for help but got no answers until I posted a second time and this time using some bad words. I got a response from that idiot that time. He stated I must work for Lamptron and that I was lying and deleted my posts on the G-Vans facebook page. I sent him another message telling him I didn't work for Lamptron and gave him my purchase info from Performance PC. I asked hime why he didn't respond until I got vulgar about the product but again I get no answers.

I recommend that everyone stay away from this companies products. I only wish I would have found the thread posted on these forums sooner.
    
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Unfortunately for me I didn't find the info posted here in the forums until after I made the purchase. But before I even got the controller delivered I contacted Performance PC asking if I could return it. They immediately started asking me questions about why I wanted to return it and stated that I shouldn't believe everything I read in the forums. Basically denying my request. So I went ahead and put it in my rig. The proceedure to access the auto settings function never worked. Channel 3 did display a different value in auto than the other channels but I couldn't change anything. I had two fans per channel on channels 1,2,& 3 and a LED corner lightbar on 6. I turned my computer on and went to the kitchen for a coffe. I heard my UPS alarm going off and by the time I got to the computer there was smoke coming from it. I hit the main power on the PSU.

I went on Facebook to the G-Vans page and asked for help but got no answers until I posted a second time and this time using some bad words. I got a response from that idiot that time. He stated I must work for Lamptron and that I was lying and deleted my posts on the G-Vans facebook page. I sent him another message telling him I didn't work for Lamptron and gave him my purchase info from Performance PC. I asked hime why he didn't respond until I got vulgar about the product but again I get no answers.

I recommend that everyone stay away from this companies products. I only wish I would have found the thread posted on these forums sooner.
hmm i mean anyone company have a mistake, but it can possible solve, you can write to g-vans direct?
im from Russia and im order G-vans Legion from Mark(frozen) and have small trouble, but it i can solve with g-vans by email, and they ship to me direct NEW Legion and all will be fine!
Please write direct to G-vans.
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