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Repairing a ticking case fan? (please move the thread to the right sec

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First, I would like to say sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong forum section, I just thought of hmm cooling and then I thought that posting this in this section sounded more sensible than posting it in the case modding section :P

 

So yeah I've got here a silverstone fm123 fan, I've removed the fan controller and then attached a jumper to it since I would like to run the fan at full speed all the time. Yesterday I moved all of my hardware to a new nzxt lexa s case and then my silverstone fm123 just stopped working :/

 

What I did then was put some wd40 on the bearing part by removing the sticker at the front and then tried it to no avail. The fan just ticks and ticks, but these ticking sounds are just small and faint sounds that you won't here unless you stick your ear to the fan, I can also see the fan wiggling, like it is pushing itself to turn but it can't. It just goes on back and forth back and forth for very short distances.

 

I hope you guys are getting where I am going on here, so I ask is there anyway to repair this fan? for a case fan the fm123 costs quite a fortune and I just bought this fan last september 2010 and parting away with it is too early (and costly), I hope there is a way to at least open or revive this almost dying fan.

 

Thank you all for reading.

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Get rid of the jumper you used.

For full speed operation use the four pin (old drive pwr) molex cable, or use the fan controller with the dial turned to full speed. On the mobo with fan speed control, connect the fan to the pwr fan connection because I don't think this fan connection has any fan speed control. If the fan is connected to the mobo sys fan connector then in bios turn off the fan speed control for the sys fan but not the cpu fan speed control setting.

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What I did then was put some wd40 on the bearing part by removing the sticker at the front and then tried it to no avail. The fan just ticks and ticks, but these ticking sounds are just small and faint sounds that you won't here unless you stick your ear to the fan, I can also see the fan wiggling, like it is pushing itself to turn but it can't. It just goes on back and forth back and forth for very short distances.

 

 

wd40 breaks down plastic >.<

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wd40 breaks down plastic >.<

Also, it could significantly loosen up the ball bearings in the fan, causing them to slip, hence the wiggling.

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Also, it could significantly loosen up the ball bearings in the fan, causing them to slip, hence the wiggling.

WD40 is not a lubricant, it's a water displacement formula.

 

I would have used lubricating oil - pretty much anything will do. I used to lube my old sleeve bearing fans with a bottle of transmission fluid I had laying around. :lol:

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Will the fan spin just fine if you try and spin it with you finger?

 

Have you tried plugging it directly into the motherboard or power supply to see if that fixes it?

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