Originally Posted by werds
So I was going to make a thread all it's own when I thought this might be a better place to ask the question.
I had bought 25 AP-15's not that long ago and 2 of them are not fully functioning... RMA is out of the question as I purchased from overseas and cost of RMA for me would outweigh the worth...
So the issue is that the 2 fans will not run when power is applied, but if I spin them manually while power is applied they will run - but you can sense that audibly they are at a different pitch - as if they are caught on something while spinning (best I can equate it to).
Is there some way to fix them or am I up to just tossing them in the make a shroud pile?
Look carefully at them from the side. Have they been bent? Could they be clicked back into place?
You can peel back a label and put lubricant in. Doubt that will help but it's a possibility.
Find something thin to act as a feeler, feel up inside the hub to see if anything's caught in there.
etc. Don't give up on GT's.