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Corsair TX650w Fan noise

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    My new psu is making a small noise. Let me explain; its not the psu itself its the fan in the psu. Its making a low whirring noise like the motor in the fan i can hear it, its merely an annoyance rather than a problem. I can hear the fan spin noise and this other noise at the same time. The fan works fine otherwise.

    Its annoying i never got a problem with my old psu.

    I used a small rubber thing to stop the fan from spinning when i booted up my system, i needed to know if the fan or the psu was the culprit i gathered only way was to stop it spinning for a few seconds.

    Just wondering if anyone else has this problem and if i should RMA it as a broken fan or something or just put up with it.
     
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    I've got that PSU. No noises at all :ohwell:
     
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    RMA it. It's just going to get worse as the bearing wears out more.
     
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    what about oiling the fans? but just RMA first coz youll loose it if opened
     
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    Yeah i was thinking id rather not void the warranty.

    I think i send it back to scan.co.uk rather than corsair, i think i deal with the retailer for returns but i will look up on that. Also think that dealing with corsair directly you need to ship to mainland Europe which would cost more.

    Good advice Erocker i never thought about long term the fan getting worse.

    EDIT: Sent an email to the e-tailer they do deal with warranty. Just explained that i can hear both the fan spin noise and this other noise which i think is due to the motor, enquiring about returns RMA warranty blah blah.
     
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    I know this is an old thread but it is appropriate to reply here.

    I changed my exhaust case fan today and i noticed the PSU clicking again. Pretty sure there is a 5 year warranty on this PSU so i should just RMA this one? Its the replacement for the one i talked about in the original post.

    I find it funny that after 200 odd days the problem seems to be back, its been here a while i just never realised it was the PSU doing it again until now. Obviously the fans they used where just a crap batch.

    Still using the TX650w but just noticed they have replaced those with the TX V2.
     
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    I've had 2 of that exact same model, one that I used for over 3 years and it never started making any unusual noises. Sounds like you are just getting the worst possible scenario. Send it back to Corsair and get another replacement :D
     
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    Yeah its a really stable psu its just a sound problem, i think i will need to message Scan.co.uk first as i really dont know if this is a bad enough problem to be covered by warranty. Last time i just said what erocker mentioned about it being a possible faulty fan, i could just say its the same problem again which it could actually be i guess.

    EDIT: Just waiting for a reply now so hopefully i can send it away. Cant wait to re route the cables in the case again :shadedshu
     
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