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Windows 7: Phantom 410 case clicking.

10 Oct 2012   #11
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Should I be worried? If so I would like to know so I can look further into it.


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10 Oct 2012   #12
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The clicking was from the fan blade clipping something but likely it was a little bur or maybe a piece of the case pressed down just into the path. What happens then is the fan wears this piece of it's self down and then the noise goes away. Sometime the tightness of the fan can be un-even or over tighened but often it's a wire or just a piece of the case.
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10 Oct 2012   #13
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
The clicking was from the fan blade clipping something but likely it was a little bur or maybe a piece of the case pressed down just into the path. What happens then is the fan wears this piece of it's self down and then the noise goes away. Sometime the tightness of the fan can be un-even or over tighened but often it's a wire or just a piece of the case.
I've had it happen a few times, but I've also had it happen when it's not tightened enough and the fan rattles against the case. You can try pushing the fan up against the case carefully to see if that's the problem as well.
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10 Oct 2012   #14
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

My current case as much as I like it had the same issue and the thin metal cut out for a 240mm rad as well as a trick slide out filter. Once a fan is placed on the top as a exhaust fan the clicking noise began. Bending the metal was vary easy and cured the issue. Then lastly is the quality of the fan blades them selves if the fan has a lot of movement then it can cause this as well, another great reason to ditch cheap fans and by quality.
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11 Oct 2012   #15
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
My current case as much as I like it had the same issue and the thin metal cut out for a 240mm rad as well as a trick slide out filter. Once a fan is placed on the top as a exhaust fan the clicking noise began. Bending the metal was vary easy and cured the issue. Then lastly is the quality of the fan blades them selves if the fan has a lot of movement then it can cause this as well, another great reason to ditch cheap fans and by quality.
Still doesn't answer my question that I just asked.
Should I be worried or not? It seems to have stopped I'd suppose.
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11 Oct 2012   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wouldn't be worried about it, unless it was the fan on my processor. Since it's a case fan, I wouldn't worry, unless it comes back. Then I'd figure out what was causing it, and either move a cable out of the way or replace it.
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11 Oct 2012   #17
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would check to make sure all fans are spinning and doing their jobs and if it comes back then one by one check till you know for sure which is the culprit then replace it or tweek it with adjustments to wires, the case or the fan its self.
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11 Oct 2012   #18
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I would check to make sure all fans are spinning and doing their jobs and if it comes back then one by one check till you know for sure which is the culprit then replace it or tweek it with adjustments to wires, the case or the fan its self.
Ok so I figured out it is the top fan doing it. when i press on it while its spinning and when it stops the noise stops. When I let go the sound comes back.
I left it off all day and when i got back home from school it was doing it after I turned it back on..
It was fine this morning and now its doing it this afternoon after I got home from school when I turned it on.
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11 Oct 2012   #19
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I would check to make sure all fans are spinning and doing their jobs and if it comes back then one by one check till you know for sure which is the culprit then replace it or tweek it with adjustments to wires, the case or the fan its self.
Ok so I figured out it is the top fan doing it. when i press on it while its spinning and when it stops the noise stops. When I let go the sound comes back.
I left it off all day and when i got back home from school it was doing it after I turned it back on..
It was fine this morning and now its doing it this afternoon after I got home from school when I turned it on.
See if you can take it off of the case, but leave it plugged in. Does it still make that noise after you do that? If not, then it's something getting caught or it's rattling against the case.
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11 Oct 2012   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I like to take a heavy duty paperclip and weave it through the punched fan holes with the rig off and then pull the metal up just a little all around where the fan blade circles, likely in transit or handling the top has been pushed down, this is what I've found to be the case more times then not !
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