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  1. Bloodwolf New Member

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    Hi,

    My ATi Radeon 9550XT fan has broken, is there anyway I can fix or maybe get a replacement? If so, what type of replacement will i need? Thanks:nutkick:
     
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    9550XT?there is one?i suggest an arctic silencer.best choice..
     
  3. Bloodwolf New Member

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    Yes, it's by GeCube. :) it was limited edit:toast: :toast:
     
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    anything with a fan and lots of copper

    i just got this...Vantec CCB-A5C Iceberq 5 Premium VGA Cooler Kit Retail..29.99.....from zipzoom for my 9800pro and it has worked great for me......those artic ones throw the heat out of the case though...i'm sure that's a plus
     
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    What did happen to your fan?
     
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    what do you think

    the same thing that happens to all ati stock fans....it just quit working...i think i actually smelled smoke
     
  7. Bloodwolf New Member

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    no idea what happend..
    erm where can i get an artic for a 9550xt then? :D
     
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    cheapest place you find i suppose

    almost all the ati cards from 9250 to 9800pro are compatible ith the same coolers......from my limited experience, that is....either way, most item descriptions will tell you which card they are comp. with.....i usually find the best prices on zipzoomfly...newegg, or mwave....there may be better places though.......just remember, before you spend the money....if you're not going to overclock it, a big badass setup isn't neccesary, however it will prolong your card life
     
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    Hi

    I managed to make the fan work again (applying oil) then it was alright all night. I turn pc on this morning to find that the monitor just goes straight to stand-by, I made sure leads are in, and cards in right it just always goes straight to stand-by:twitch: Can someone suggest why it does this? :cry: :respect:
     
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    That was a very bad idea to apply the oil :(
    If you apply oil to the fan without taking the fan to parts first, then it just flows all the oil on your other components. And that could be very bad.

    If you want to fix the fan yourself (it is possible, i fixed a lot of ATI stock coolers) then you must take it to parts.
    1. remove the fan from passive cooler by removing the screws
    2. remove the label from the back side of the fan
    3. now you should see the axis
    4. carefuly remove the safety-pin (or cotter - dont know how to say this in english)
    5. now you can take out the axis with bladings.
    6. clean the axis and the hole for axis very properly.
    7. put a few drops of oil into the hole and on the axis.
    8. assemble the fan
    9. now it should work again :)
     
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    I took fan apart when applying oil, left it around 10mins then reattatched it.

    but now the fan works, and grapihics dont :S
     
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    So the fan was not attached to the card during these 10 mins and it was powered by something else?
     
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    I took it off, put oil on, let it dry, reattacthed..screwed back on then plugged in

    now i get problem :<:eek: :eek:
     
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    unfortunate

    the fan may not have "dried"...id suggest removing the heatsink entirely...dabbing the entire card down with a dustfree absorbant cloth...then reattaching the passive heatsink....without the fan...and try to boot...........if it still works..you of course will have to get a new fan before pushing the card
     
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    I tried taking off the heatsink and not attacthing the fan but it still did it :(

    Because this happaned a few days ago will..if theres anythign on card wouldnt it dried?
     
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    did you dab the extra oil off of the card though....oil doesn't evaporate very quickly, a single drop of oil takes week to eveaporate, test it
     
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    Yes i dabbed it after to make sure it didnt leak:toast:
     
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    ....well shit
     
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    U knw the thing for monitor jack, reckon oil may of gotten inside it?
     
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    sorry...but that's the end of my ideas, other thatn standard stuff like making sure the sys will run on another graph card, checking the bios and all that simple stuff
     
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    It does work with another video card, the one im using now.. an Nvidia Geforce 2.:rolleyes:
     
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    doubt it

    you couldnt have been that messy...?
     
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    ..tried it on another sys....and have you throughly checked it for burn marks....(just guessing now)



    p.s....will somebody smarter than me please join in now...?
     
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    This seems really bad :(
    Maybe your card is damaged due to static electricity.
    Try to check if there is no dust (dust is conductive, can scratch PCB, ...).
    It is possible that you damaged it when you were removing the fan. Core and PCB are very sensitive - one scratch, too much pressure, bad touch and bad luck = R.I.P.
     
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    Try to use the other video output on your card.
     

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