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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mr.Cheeks, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Everyone know our handy andy WD40... sorts all sorts of problems out...

    hell, i even sprayed the bugger on my cpu fan to stop it from squealing, and did it sort it out?

    of course not! ...at least i know one thong that WD40 dont sort out...

    ...anyone got any other ideas? (other than get a new fan and stop being such a tight arse!)
     
  2. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Buy a new fan you tight git :D
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    If the fan is noisy it is because it needs replacing. Grab a new one and why not take the chance to reseat the CPU?

    Si
     
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  4. hbroomhall

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    I've fixed squeaking fans - but not by spraying WD40.

    The prob is that the bearings that are squeaking are enclosed - so the WD40 doesn't get to the right place.

    I opened up the bearing cover and used a 1/3rd of a drop of machine oil.

    (I was a bit short of readies that week!)

    Harry.
     
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  5. ChrisH

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    lol you must use expensive fans

    I use a £3 Akasa cpu cooler (inc heatsink) and £1 8cm case fans (x2).
     
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  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    This was about 10 years ago - when fans were somewhat more expensive....

    Harry.
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    As Harry said, you have to be able to lubricate the bearing. I have had success with WD40 on fans, the stuff is good for many things.

    Also Launa oil, 3 in one, silicon oil and Olbas oil, if you have a cold :biggrin
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    My ex-boss (devilish sense of humour) once offered to help whilst I was deep in the throes of trying to help a good friend resolve a problem with a printer driver not installing correctly, despite all efforts on both our parts.

    He approached me cautiously, as I was clearly agitated over the problem, and was on the phone to my friend as he was beside me. We were trying everything to get this bloody printer driver to work, when the boss leant in close to the phone and said ....


    "Have you tried WD40 ?"


    There was a brief pause for thought, a moment of realisation, then approx 3 minutes of mayhem whilst I chased the boss down into the car park to kick his ass in no uncertain terms !! :biggrin
     
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  9. Lord Deckard

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    Never go anywhere without a can of WD40, and knowing what WD40 stood for actually won me a pub quiz one night. Somedays, it pays to be a geek.
     
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  10. r.h.lee

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    TheCheekMaster,

    Be advised that WD-40 is flammable. Therefore, if enough heat is applied to it, then it will start a fire. That fire could spread to the rest of the other flammable parts of the computer. That could possibly spread to the flammable parts of the room that your computer is located in. If your room is connected to other residences, then the fire could spread to those other residences.

    Unless you can obtain a replacement ball bearing assembly and/or replacement fan blade and know how to align them properly to maintain stability at the high RPMs that CPU fan blades operate at, I think it would be easier to get a new fan. To put things in relative perspective, do you feel confident in removing and reinstalling an airplane propeller or do you think a certified airplane mechanic should remove and reinstall the propeller?

    I hope this helps.
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Okay LD what does WD40 stand for?
     
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  12. r.h.lee

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    Bluerinse,

    I'm not LD but "WD40" stands for "Water Displacement perfected on the 40th try."

    Source:
     
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  13. Bluerinse
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  14. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Yes, but i know it wont work! :twisted:
     

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