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post #1 of 11
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I just received a XFX 650w P1-650X-CAH9 and the fan clicks. It's an ebay purchase but the box seals were unbroken. Will cost too much to return so not sure what to do. I have tech experience and can replace the fan but I need to be sure that's the problem before I break any seals on the power supply (which, of coarse, will void any warranty).

Does anyone know if it's definitely the fan clicking and not the circuitry?
post #2 of 11
Stop the PSU fan for a few seconds while its on to make sure?
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post #3 of 11
cant be the circuitry, dont think there is anything in there that would make a click sound, since you got it off ebay can you sent it for an RMA? i know some companies dont RMA products brought off ebay
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post #4 of 11
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won't be worth it after paying shipping (about $18 one way). That's about 1/3 what I paid redface.gif

I read feed backs at Newegg and many of them said the fan was clicking and just a few said they had received quiet fans but I'm beginning to think those quiet fan posts are bunk
Edited by tomana - 1/24/11 at 10:35pm
post #5 of 11
i had this happening with a brand new sealed OCZ Fata1ity 750. I unscrewed the psu case, and added a drop of oil to the ball bearings. Got a little quieter, but still made noise, so I pulled the fan apart completely and removed the spring that is supposed to keep the bearings in place. Viola, no noise and the fan spins smoother now too.

I lived with that noise for about 6 weeks till i just had enough. All caused by a tiny spring about 3mm wide and 5mm tall.
    
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post #6 of 11
This is not the first time I have heard of this problem with that psu ( i have one but it doesnt make the noise). Could take the thing apart and see if you can replace the fan.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by GameBoy;12132910 
Stop the PSU fan for a few seconds while its on to make sure?

This but use a plastic object such a thin pen and wedge the fan before you power it up DO NOT use the nib end of the pen, a pencil, or anything metalic as it can short somthing out inside.

If it is the fan you can either replace it yourself or just register it on the XFX website and RMA it directly with them.
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post #8 of 11
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stop the fan eek.gif

how about I use a spare HDD as a load and power on the supply, get the fan spinning real good and fast and then hit the power switch off?

that's what I did and the clicking immediately stops even though the fan is still spinning pretty good without power. If it's the fan, it only clicks when powered by the drive circuitry
post #9 of 11
Dude, stopping the fan for a few seconds will do nothing. Infact I bet that PSU is able to run your rig fanless at idle 24/7.
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post #10 of 11
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the clicking is in the fan, but only when the drive signal is present. It's also just as loud in the case as out.

As long as I have anything running in the background (music, tv, my thoughts) then I don't notice the clicking as much.
Edited by tomana - 1/25/11 at 12:01am
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