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Old 08-18-2012, 02:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased a 9800gt off of ebay. The card itself seems to work fine but the heatsink/fan seems to have some issues. Sometimes the fan won't spin up and I'll have to manually spin it a few times before it goes on its own. And when I finally get it going, sometimes it will randomly stop spinning and won't spin up again. I an in the process of getting a new heatsink and fan but I am pretty cheap and also think this might be a fun project. Could I repair the fan? How would I test to know if its the motor, bearings or what? and Would anyone have a guide on something like this? Thank you!

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Saddly them fans, and 98% of system fans are not servicable.

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The only thing you could do really is try to clean it up and oil it to see if it just needs lubrication.
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