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Fan won't work after painting.

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Hello.

I recently painted two case fans, a 120 and a 140 mm. I only painted the housing, not the fans themselves, and I followed the same procedure with each. Now, when I put them back in the case, the 140 spun fine but the 120 stayed still. It spins freely with a push but it doesn't spin on its own. I can't figure out what's wrong. The only thing I didn't do on the 120 was replace the cap for the bearings (it fell off and I lost it) Is that what's causing the problem? To top it all, I can't get the fan back off the 120 to reassemble it. It's really stuck on there.

Would appreciate some help.

Thanks.
post #2 of 5
Possibly could've yanked a cable loose from inside the 120 fan. What brand of fan is it?
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

Possibly could've yanked a cable loose from inside the 120 fan. What brand of fan is it?

NZXT fan. Came with the case. I've been trying to pry off the fan for a good five minutes now so I can get a look inside, but the damn thing won't budge.
post #4 of 5
If you have a multimeter available, check for continuity between the fan power leads. If no continuity, you've definitely broken a wire, either in the fan motor coil or where the coil connects, probably while prying. At the connection is easily repairable. In the coil isn't, it'd be easier to just buy a new fan. Test first though.
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Finally got it apart. It was a combination of several things. A broken solder joint was the biggest issue, but the pcb was cracked in several places and the coil was unwinding. So I took the easy way out and just sacrificed another 120mm for the motor.
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