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I dont know what happened but 1 side of the fan fins it has 12 fins, one of them broke off on one of the fans, temps are the same but i dont know what to do should i rma it?

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post #2 of 41
They don't normally just "break" but you can certainly try to RMA it - i'd suspect that you will start to get annoying noises with one broken blade if you don't get it taken care of. Good luck!
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post #3 of 41
It looks like a physical damage.
Since it doesn't increase the card temps I'd say keep it.
Even more that MSI could refuse the RMA.
post #4 of 41
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It looks like a physical damage.
Since it doesn't increase the card temps I'd say keep it.
Even more that MSI could refuse the RMA.
what about newegg? ive had it less then 30 days, there's no way anything fell into it. it just flew off and i heard some noise in my pc like a screw flying against the case (it was the fan fin)


and i dont even understand how it happened but i'm pissed, i cant hear the card even at 70% fan speed because of another fan but. hmm..

so far neweggs saying i can get a replacement

can i super glue it back ;O
Edited by renji1337 - 4/18/11 at 2:24pm
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post #5 of 41
If its new, get a replacement from newegg, no reason to risk it causing a problem farther down the road.
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post #6 of 41
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If its new, get a replacement from newegg, no reason to risk it causing a problem farther down the road.
yeah, im having there advanced rma send me one first before i send it back.


nooo there supervisor said i can't send it back
Edited by renji1337 - 4/18/11 at 2:41pm
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post #7 of 41
Just return it to Newegg.
post #8 of 41
There will be further problems down the road due to the fan being unbalanced, so definitely get Newegg to replace it. Super gluing it would still unbalance the fan, and if you didn't match the original angle might make it even worse.

It was probably cracked out of the box and you just never noticed cause it was on the underside of the fan. That's my guess at least.
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post #9 of 41
You sure you didn't stick your fingers in there while your computer was on?
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post #10 of 41
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You sure you didn't stick your fingers in there while your computer was on?
i'm 100% sure, i did that a year ago and felt the pain from my exhaust fan, lmao. it shot out and into my powersupply while playing a game so i had to jiggle my power supply a little to get it out.


should i keep bothering newegg? or try msi. im moving on april 30th, so i need the card back by the 29th.
Edited by renji1337 - 4/18/11 at 2:52pm
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