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Windows 7: PSU issues

30 Oct 2010   #1
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 
PSU issues

Well yeah, my PSU when my computer is on constantly "Pings" like every seccond the fan goes round i think its hitting the meshy stuff underneath the fan as when i lower the mesh it stops, but when lowering mesh it goes back up within 2 days :/ i think its to do with it not being straight but the case has a thing that keeps it straight but thats lower, so i have to use something to stop it pinging (put something underneath) that has suddenly stopped working? any help?


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30 Oct 2010   #2
James Colbert

 
 

Perhaps your problem is not due to the 'mesh going back up', but is caused by the fan blade being too low. If you are mechanically inclined, you could simply disconnect power, remove the PSU and access the fan blade to move the blade further onto the shaft (paying attention to whatever retention method is employed), which should move it away from the 'mesh' (fan guard). This assumes that the blade retention method is not faulty, causing the blade to slip down.

If this is something you'd rather not attempt, remove the PSU and take it to someone qualified to do it for you.

James
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30 Oct 2010   #3
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

It's most likely something hitting the fan. But be carefull when opening the PSU case. the capacitors and hold a nasty little shock.

ken
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30 Oct 2010   #4
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Perhaps your problem is not due to the 'mesh going back up', but is caused by the fan blade being too low. If you are mechanically inclined, you could simply disconnect power, remove the PSU and access the fan blade to move the blade further onto the shaft (paying attention to whatever retention method is employed), which should move it away from the 'mesh' (fan guard). This assumes that the blade retention method is not faulty, causing the blade to slip down.

If this is something you'd rather not attempt, remove the PSU and take it to someone qualified to do it for you.

James
The peson who built my pc is an electrician, basically it started when i got it home to my house, it was fine at his, i'll phone him later.
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30 Oct 2010   #5
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
It's most likely something hitting the fan. But be carefull when opening the PSU case. the capacitors and hold a nasty little shock.

ken
Great advice, Ken!
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30 Oct 2010   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Can't google anything on CIC 650 black edition PSU can you send I link so I can see it? You may not need to remove it and open which will void the warranty in most cases.
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30 Oct 2010   #7
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Can't google anything on CIC 650 black edition PSU can you send I link so I can see it? You may not need to remove it and open which will void the warranty in most cases.
CiT 650W Power Supply Unit with PSU and Dual 12V Rails - Black Edition: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories


Think its CIT, the Last T looks like a C on the box i'll update info.
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30 Oct 2010   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

OK so looking at the way this mounts in your Zalman Z7 case the PSU's fan cover is facing down. If possible you need to increase the clearance between the fan blades and the cover which should be metal or have a metal brace. If you take a old coat hanger and make a small U shaped bend in the end and then very carefully grab the metal cover in several spots and pull the metal mesh cover away . The other thing you can check is if the four retaining screws to the fan cover are tight.....do this first and pull the cover down second. I'm thinking a length of around 5 inches for the hanger and a small bend in the end with some pliers will give you all the power you'll need. If this is not to your interest then RMA the PSU and start with a new unit as it is still under warranty.
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30 Oct 2010   #9
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
OK so looking at the way this mounts in your Zalman Z7 case the PSU's fan cover is facing down. If possible you need to increase the clearance between the fan blades and the cover which should be metal or have a metal brace. If you take a old coat hanger and make a small U shaped bend in the end and then very carefully grab the metal cover in several spots and pull the metal mesh cover away . The other thing you can check is if the four retaining screws to the fan cover are tight.....do this first and pull the cover down second. I'm thinking a length of around 5 inches for the hanger and a small bend in the end with some pliers will give you all the power you'll need. If this is not to your interest then RMA the PSU and start with a new unit as it is still under warranty.
i have tried pulling the meshy stuff down, i'll try again.
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