Oryou can "right" the thing inside. I wuld naot leave anything like a hair wraped arond that fan shft. Romove the fan and heatsink from the GPU. Get some new thermal paste if you do not already have some. Complete clean the fan motor shaft and fan housing of dust and debre and reinstall the fan and heatsink. If you look at the plastic tips on the opposite side of the video card you'll notice that the plastic tabs and little projectins on them. You gently sqweeze those projections together wiht a pair of needle nose pliars and push them through the card.
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