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Old 07-16-2008, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 120mm fan won't spin properly

recently i've noticed that my fan seems slower and a few weeks later it completely stopped and it is hard to move it even with my hands. then i tried pushing it abit and turning then it seems to spin properly. could this be dust near the motor? i tried cleaning the blades of the fan but it was still preventing from spinning fast.

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sounds like it needs some lube or something
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