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Ok, my front intake fan started making a noise while I was asleep, like a wire is stuck in it, its an 80mm blue LED fan, could it need lubricated? if so I'll just unplug it since it is literally unneeded right now (its cold here) but when i tap the front of my case in the right spot the noise stops for about 20 seconds then continues
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It might be worth a shot. Pretty easy, just pull back the sticker a little and you will see the bearing.

http://www.dansdata.com/fanmaint.htm
Best case scenario you just find a wire in the blades path.
Edited by mr soft - 12/22/10 at 3:51am
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It might be worth a shot. Pretty easy, just pull back the sticker a little and you will see the bearing.

http://www.dansdata.com/fanmaint.htm
the place where its at it isnt as simple as doing that (its in the hard drive bay to be exact)
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The intake fan is a 80mm Coolermaster branded unit. A search for the model number turned up no matches, but with a labeled amperage of 0.06A, it's safe to assume it to be a fairly low flow model. While the amperage may imply low airflow, listening showed the fan to be noisy. At 12V it has a distinct buzz, with a very noticeable whirring, rasping bearing noise. It's bad enough that the testing was actually stopped to check to see if a scrap of paper had become lodged inside the hub.
Looks like is not that good. You might be better off replacing it.
Either way just take off the side panel then the front panel to access it.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article200-page3.html
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