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Old 11-28-2011, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, I've tried to use the search function but I seriously think it's broken. I searched fan and it had no results, leading me to rage and come here. I can't for the life of my find how to Disassemble a fan completely. Take the magnet and axle out of the blade, and remove the circuit board and motor from the fan body. This is driving me nuts, for such a simple mod. It's a Cooler Master 200mm.

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They usually are not fixable. They sonic weld everything together, making it near impossible to dissasemble.
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Well I haven't broken it...yet. How am I supposed to paint this bad boy?
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Small paint brush, some paint, and a bit of patience? Thinking Warhammer figure painting style.
Might be able to air-brush/spray paint it if you manage to properly fill any cracks that lead into the inner mechanics.
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I'd say mask off the areas well, then spray paint.
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All you need to seal is the open motor end, like paton said. Grab a bit of masking tape, whack it over that one end, then spray away!
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I went with the masking idea. Worked pretty swell! Pics!







Anyone have any suggestions on going about putting pink LED's in this?
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It's fairly easy. Drill the holes, solder LEDs together + resistor, stick the LEDs in, glue to the position you want.
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Can I get some opinions on this mod? Just wanted some feedback.
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It's a good mod? Lol good to start with too if you haven't modded much before, as it only uses cheaper components. Another member did the same thing a while back, then upgraded it to be a little more technical

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