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Is that dull silvery stuff around the heatpipes normal? And what is it..? Corrosion?

They weren't there when I got the heatsink. A bit formed overtime but today I noticed an excessive amount when I cleaned my computer.

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heatpipes are filled with a wick and other stuff, my only guess is your heatpipe may be broken? is it only on one pipe?
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post #3 of 19
Just looks like the copper is corroded a little. Is it gunk that you can scrape off?
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Looks like you have a crack in there.
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heatpipes are filled with a wick and other stuff, my only guess is your heatpipe may be broken? is it only on one pipe?
It's on both of them. One has more than the other....
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post #6 of 19
Looks like you have a busted pipe..
    
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post #7 of 19
Appears to be just some tarnish on there, if thats the case, than no worries.. but can't really tell..
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Quote:
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It's on both of them. One has more than the other....
thats really weird. i will stick with my theory that they are cracked or broken in some way. RMA it
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post #9 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
Appears to be just some tarnish on there, if thats the case, than no worries.. but can't really tell..
Let me try cleaning it with alcohol.. I hope this stuff isn't toxic.

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Originally Posted by derek2esilent View Post
thats really weird. i will stick with my theory that they are cracked or broken in some way. RMA it
This will be the first.. RMAing a heatsink.

Edit: Alcohol doesn't clean it off.. Hard to get to it in the fins but I'm certain it won't clean.. Let me contact Thermaltake on this.
Edited by Blizzie - 6/24/08 at 5:55pm
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post #10 of 19
To me that be light dust. Thats for the first one, second idk.
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