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  1. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    Fan grills don't block screws, or screwdrivers for that matter.

    Could also be the case of a cheap fan.
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    i dont think BP is that noob to poke the blade with a screw driver ?
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    I have seen this happen when someone uses canned air to clean and allow the compressed air to blow directly on the fan. At the very least when using canned air is to keep the fan from spinning during the cleaning process. I am not sure if that is what happened but in my exposure that's the only time I have seen that.
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    I was using compressed air to clean a fan once and the blades were spinning wildly before I accidentally brushed my finger against one of them, causing that blade to snap off and go flying...
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    I've been doing that since the Pentium 3 days.. Crude but effective :toast:
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    I had cleaned his pc with compressed air last week in fact. But it's not the first time I did it, both on my brother's pc, the work computers and my own pc.
    I always hold the fans with my fingers before blowing compressed air on them.

    Today I spoke to my brother. He told me the pc had been working perfectly. Then last Thursday or Friday he heard a big crackling sound from the tower... but he didn't bother because the sound stopped within a second (sure the fan got jammed) and his pc didn't crash or anything.... so he just continued playing... :laugh:

    He gave me the pc last Sunday because somehow he managed to corrupt the boot.ini :twitch:
    Anyway, I just ran recovery console, bootfix, and all was fine. It was some hours later while defragmenting his 1TB drive that I noticed the top of the tower quite abnormally warm. And then I noticed that the PSU fan was jammed :eek:

    To see how I solved this (ghetto style!) click here :)
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    I bough't a new HF for my CPU recently and decided to clean 3 years old PSU from inside , because I was taking apart whole PC anyway. Found a few dead insects inside aswell as spider's web.

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    I was gonna clean my computer today after reading this thread....I opened the side of my case and said "Geez...I guess it can wait until June!" :laugh:
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    but that wont look cool...
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    Buy fan filters from Silverstone or Deepcool. Either 120 or 80mm sizes only though.
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    You don't necessarily have to put them outside. I just put them inside the casing, just make sure you secure the borders well or they might get tangled in the fan.
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    Great thread, I haven't had to deal with something really disgusting in a while, the last time was my mother's old Dell. I was invited over to help her with whatever was wrong with her PC. (She usually offers to make me dinner in exchange for helping her with the comp) but anyway, I open up her case, and there's a sheet of dust covering her hsf, dust and dead spiders on the bottom of the case, and sheets of dust all over the add-in cards. I wanted to puke. I told her if I had to do it again to get me a medical mask first and have it waiting for when I arrive. Absolutely foul.
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    what her or the comp lol

    but I know what you mean I've seen some pretty disgusting sights over the last 20+ years
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    you know the black paper thingy that comes with a laptop between the screen and the keyboard?? that seems to work wonders :O
    good airflow!
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    yup and sometimes the foam that comes with motherboards is also good if it's the thiner stuff
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    yes! its the paper like stuff!
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    Only if it's "open-cell" foam: "closed-cell" foam won't let any air through.
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    that's the stuff open-cell I've got some here gun metal gray and see through

    although the closed cell stuff has it's uses too good for quieting down a noisy case a couple or so db
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    no it's the foam like stuff not the Dacron sheet that come in-between screen and KB on a laptop but that stuff does work quite well though
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    then its different i guess.

    and i use the polythene foam leafs for daming stuff too.
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    Oh, dear god....

    I've seen some dirty cases (cat piss, gunk buildup, etc.) but some of these pics actually make me feel queezy. Spiders? Ants? Inch thick dirt? I mean, this is absolutely disgusting. It really makes me not want to ever do PC repair ever again.... Hell, I bought a case off a guy from Craigslist a couple years ago, the fans were clogged and there was obvious cat piss in and on it... but this is just....

    :cry:
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    You were warned by the title :D You didn't think it would be pictures of cute kittens and puppies did you :laugh::roll::roll:

    Now you can use this thread as a reference to get NZXT to update the Source 210's with intake filters and include free ones for previous buyers (like me :rolleyes:)
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    Chevalr1c and theJesus say thanks.
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