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Ive had my system for almost 5 years and recently the psu fan has begun to squeak when the system is under any load (not coil whine).  For all I know it just needs a really good dusting.  Are there any easy ways to remedy the squeak? Or will I have to get it warrantied?

 

If I need to get it warrantied, how it corsair's warranty process in terms of shipping time.  Since I'm moving in 2 weeks... it makes it kind of awkward. 

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post #2 of 4
Well give it a good dusting first and then if it keeps squeaking then I would say send it in.

If you need it really quick, then you can do what is called an express RMA with Corsair.

Go to https://corsair.secure.force.com/home/home.jsp and create a new ticket. After the RMA request is accepted, call up customer service and ask for an express RMA. They will place a hold charge on your credit card and you have 10 businesses days to ship your old PSU out after you receive the tracking info for the new one.

I just got a new PSU after I RMAd my broken HX850. It shipped on 8/4 and arrived on Tuesday 8/9. Also, you will probably be upgraded to a newer unit as the old AX units are no longer produced. Hope this helps!
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It probably needs to be taken apart and cleaned and lubed, which will void the warranty, and if you do things wrong you can create a high voltage hazard because a lot of parts inside have high voltage riding on them, sometimes including at least one of the big heatsinks. But first try moving the shaft up and down, to reseat a plastic washer on the shaft. Don't do this except with the AC power cord disconnected from the back of the PSU -- don't merely turn off a switch on the back of the PSU or at the power strip/surge protector/backup. Don't stick any metal into the PSU but get something made of tough plastic, like a nylon wire tie. Use a couple of them to pull up on the fan blades. If they slip, try bending them into "J" hooks, maybe by heating them up, so they grab better.

Light machine oil, 5 or 10 weight, is good for motors. Do not use WD-40 (it's virtually kerosene), silicone lube (not compatible with other oils), or sewing machine oil (it's vegetable oil so it can be easily washed out of fabrics that are sewn).
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RMA it.

Unfortunately, it's the bearing. You could lube it, as suggested, but that voids your warranty altogether.
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