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    Quote Originally Posted by Kougar View Post
    Hm, for some reason was thinking five years. I'll call Corsair and see if they will be willing to ship a fan.
    I doubt Corsair will be happy with you opening up the unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    I doubt Corsair will be happy with you opening up the unit.
    I revived an old thread of mine, the unit has been opened multiple times since then.

    Frankly if Corsair didn't want people opening the unit they should have used a decent quality fan. I have Cooler Master sleeve bearing fans that have outlasted it which says everything you need to know about the AX fan quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kougar View Post
    ... the unit has been opened multiple times since then.
    Once opened the warrantee is lost, or are you hoping Corsair will sell you a replacement fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Once opened the warrantee is lost, or are you hoping Corsair will sell you a replacement fan?
    The warranty was not applicable because I didn't have the receipt. I asked Corsair directly if I could buy a replacement fan but they do not sell them. That was several years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kougar View Post
    Frankly if Corsair didn't want people opening the unit they should have used a decent quality fan. I have Cooler Master sleeve bearing fans that have outlasted it which says everything you need to know about the AX fan quality.

    Cars use 'sleeve' bearings, and well lubricated they can last a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    And Corsair isn't going to send you a fan. Because to replace the fan, you have to open the PSU and that's not allowed under warranty.
    Not just that, its not allowed under the law of some Countrys.
    Because if something goes wrong and the customer dies, you got some serious Problems.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kougar View Post
    Frankly if Corsair didn't want people opening the unit they should have used a decent quality fan.
    They did use a somewhat good quality fan with a decent bearing.
    But they can (and will) fail once in a while...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kougar View Post
    I have Cooler Master sleeve bearing fans that have outlasted it which says everything you need to know about the AX fan quality.
    No it doesn't, as the sample size is too small to come to any conclusion.
    Only YOU have a Problem with the fan. Many people do not have that Problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kougar View Post
    I am not comfortable splicing in my own fan, the last time I tried that with a 2-wire case fan the electrical tape didn't stay sticky and eventually slid down the wires, with the end result being the fan shorted against the case
    Heat-shrink tubing is the way to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Heat-shrink tubing is the way to go

    heat shrink.jpg
    Agreed. Or even Liquid Tape.

    Electrical tape is about useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Agreed. Or even Liquid Tape.

    Electrical tape is about useless.
    So why was it invented and why do people buy the stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    So why was it invented and why do people buy the stuff?
    Maybe because it pre-dates heatshrink and liquid glue?

    Why do people still use typewriters and cassette tapes and encyclopedias?

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