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cugar124
22nd January 2012, 12:00
HI Guys
Another Question has anyone managed to source a replacement fan for a Blizzard PPC? Mine is doing the old noisy bit at start up and then runs OK

Alan

D.B
22nd January 2012, 12:15
Take fan off Cooler. On the exhaust side of the fan, you should see a round label covering the motor & in the middle. Lift carefully with a Scalpel to expose the motor spindle & retaining clip. Re-pack with suitable lube (even vaseline is better than dry bearings) and spin it a while off the puter until noise has gone. 5 mins of running like this should allow all the lube to get into the bearings. Be sure you clean off any residue to re-stick the label/cover back on. If the label isn't sticky enough, use a Prit Stick glue to retain whilst fitting the Fan back to the cooler. Once the fan is in place, the label won't move. ;)

fitzsteve
22nd January 2012, 12:36
Hi Alan,

I bought one from Stachu, drop him a PM, maybe has some more. Brand new and not noisy :)

I fitted it last year:

http://www.amibay.com/showpost.php?p=135353&postcount=11

After it was like new :thumbsup:

johnim
22nd January 2012, 12:41
might one of these help

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?rt=nc&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=chipset+fan&_trksid=p3286.c0.m301

fitzsteve
22nd January 2012, 13:06
might one of these help

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?rt=nc&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=chipset+fan&_trksid=p3286.c0.m301


Yeah if we know he the size of the Fan (stachu will know)

The ones with built in H/S no good tho.

cugar124
22nd January 2012, 13:21
Brilliant will try Steve's idea first then its off to Maplins or Ebay for a new fan.

Cheers


Al:thumbsup:

UberFreak
22nd January 2012, 13:30
Hi Alan,

I bought one from Stachu, drop him a PM, maybe has some more. Brand new and not noisy :)


Calling these small, high RPM fans "not noisy" is like saying rain isn't wet :p

fitzsteve
22nd January 2012, 13:38
Hi Alan,

I bought one from Stachu, drop him a PM, maybe has some more. Brand new and not noisy :)


Calling these small, high RPM fans "not noisy" is like saying rain isn't wet :p

I should have been more clear, the new one doesn't squeel like the old when starting up. OFC it's not a silent fan but overall does not seem that noisy to me, I certainly cannot hear it over the PSU's fan.

cugar124
22nd January 2012, 15:36
http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp?N=101058+2031+204671&No=25


http://uk.farnell.com/sunon/gm0503pev1-8-n-gn/fan-slim-30mm-5vdc/dp/9606262

This seems to be the one 30mm slim only problem I can see is that its 3 wires not two but if you have the machine running in a tower project just use a PC fan controller

bebek
22nd January 2012, 15:48
http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp?N=101058+2031+204671&No=25


http://uk.farnell.com/sunon/gm0503pev1-8-n-gn/fan-slim-30mm-5vdc/dp/9606262

This seems to be the one 30mm slim only problem I can see is that its 3 wires not two but if you have the machine running in a tower project just use a PC fan controller

Just ignore an extra impulse wire and use two power only. The fan will not even notice that something is missing :) .