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Hey guys, I'm wondering how I'm supposed to disassemble the NZXT fans. They don't have the conventional retainer ring thing exposed. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

    
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My arctic cooling fans are like that and I just pull on the blades to take it off.. but don't take my word that yours are like that too
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post #3 of 13
Remove the small rubber plug.



Edited by gymenii - 12/7/10 at 10:18am
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Remove the small rubber plug.


AFAIK it's not a rubber plug.
    
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I got them fans, it is a rubber plug, I used a small jewellers knife to pry it off. once you get something down the side of it, it pops out real easy.
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I got them fans, it is a rubber plug, I used a small jewellers knife to pry it off. once you get something down the side of it, it pops out real easy.
If it's actually rubber then it's harder than plastic LOL.
    
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If it's actually rubber then it's harder than plastic LOL.
You must have a newer batch. 2 of 4 NZXT fans I had had rubber plugs, the other two had nothing but the sticker

Those probably came with your case.
post #8 of 13
I made a guide for this .I just finished Painting mine. The plug is not what they are thinking.Its a hard plastic either melted or glued into place.I even used a Milling bit on one just to see what it was.It goes all the way to the bottom.



Here ya go Mate . Hope this Helps..I just finished 10 Fans a few minutes ago:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1241140/nzxt-fz-series-fan-blade-removal-risky

Edited by mybadomen - 4/10/12 at 1:30pm
   
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post #9 of 13
MybadOmen did a guide for this and he is completely right. one thing I have to say is CAUTION!! these fans are very brittle they well brake very easily.. I have 4 NZXT 120mm and just ONE! did not break. so use caution and Do this at your own risk!

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If your willing to risk it, I suggest buying some crazy glue for repairs.
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Originally Posted by SoundWorks3D View Post

MybadOmen did a guide for this and he is completely right. one thing I have to say is CAUTION!! these fans are very brittle they well brake very easily.. I have 4 NZXT 120mm and just ONE! did not break. so use caution and Do this at your own risk!
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If your willing to risk it, I suggest buying some crazy glue for repairs.

Those are different fans though. The Fz fans are different .They pop of rather easy. you just don't want to apply pressure to the blades.You have to apply preassure evenly and as close to the center as possible and they pop off very easy and then right back on smile.gif
   
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