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Old 07-19-2008, 09:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is lubricating a fan a good idea?

Once, the rear fan of my PSU seized up.
I sprayed some lubricant into it, then gave it a push to start again, and it's been working fine since.
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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For goodness sake CWIZ, that sort of comment is OK when talking about some sort of old-fashioned fans with ball-bearings. When they made a noise the balls had actually become square!
Maybe you shouldnt yell at established members of our forums...
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2. Should fans ever be replaced? I been using a fan for over 3 years or so (this is the one I would like to lubricate) and it seems to still be working.
Fan should be replaced from time to time. Normally I do this when they are getting too noisy.

I work setting up CCTV systems and DVR-CCTV boxes all the time. I have tried putting some oil on fans when they become too noisy. However I find myself doing this every six month or so. Where as just replacing the fan should give me 2 years with out any hassels.
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