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So i got a new 100mm scythe fan for exhaust on my work computer.
It was in the middle of a major operation in autodesk so i didnt want to shut it down.
I installed the fan on screwed up mounting holes and plugged it in and SNAP went a fan blade. (hit a mounting screw)
It's noisier now. I screwed it in tight enough that the case vibrates instead of the fan.
Should i pull the fan out or will it be alright other than noisy?
Is there a chance of burning up the motor with an unbalanced rotor?
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Uh...is there any way to return the fan? I doubt the motor will really have any problems, but I doubt the amount of air it's pushing is really good at the moment. You may be better off just getting yourself another fan.
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yeah... an off balanced fan will run slower and vibrate the crap out of everything... ditch the fan and get a new one...

You MIGHT be able to figure out how to re balance the fan again, but the air flow will never be the same... imo...

EDIT:

Better yet!! I live really close to you... Maybe i could check it out for myself and see whats going on and see how we could fix it?? I have a few 12mm fans that you could use if the one you have is tits up...
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if you can, remove the opposite fan blade that will fix the balance issue mostly, but fan air output will be less. if its a 5 blade fan, you are boned.
    
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Originally Posted by DontPassTheFence View Post
if you can, remove the opposite fan blade that will fix the balance issue mostly, but fan air output will be less. if its a 5 blade fan, you are boned.
If 3 blade... SOL
If 4 blades, make it 2 blades
If 5 blades... SOL
If 6 blades, make it 3 blades
etc....
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7 blades
well, now 6
its just my work comp so the noise doenst even bother me.

JoBlo- we need to get all the Portland/vancouver people together for a Pac NW OCN meet or LAN.
    
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