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Disaster Cut that fan restriction!

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Oxnard, 21 May 2006.

  1. Oxnard

    Oxnard What's a Dremel?

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    [​IMG]
    X-Acto Knife, beer and some bolt cutters (yes 2 foot bolt cutters)...

    It still has never seen a file or sand paper...

    Moral: Slap yourself, and never do that again...
     
  2. Washfordmonkey

    Washfordmonkey What's a Dremel?

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    in all fairness considering you were poss drunk??
    its a pretty darn good effort!!
     
  3. Mr.ME

    Mr.ME Minimodder

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    more suprising is that there isnt any blood, still cleanly done with those tools
     
  4. Lanthanum

    Lanthanum What's a Dremel?

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    Max current draw exceeded

    Smoked the NB header on my Mobo,
    I installed a multispeed antec fan, and made the mistake of changing the
    speed with the system on. Funny thing was there was no warning against this. :confused:

    Still waiting on RMA resolution.

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  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Tbh, that really shouldn't happen. I twiddle my knobs with the system on and haven't heard or smelt anything go bang/pop.
     
  6. gpw111

    gpw111 What's a Dremel?

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    i like twiddling knobs as well :naughty:
     
  7. Lanthanum

    Lanthanum What's a Dremel?

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    Ok,

    a bit of progress, and a theory.

    I put a multi-meter on this fan and it looked fine. Then I sent it off for RMA. They looked
    at it and said the same thing. Did a few live tests, and have sent it back.

    So, the best I can figure is this:

    My system had overheated, and locked up. Instead of powering off, and waiting for the system to cool down. I just flipped the fan on high, and poof! Smoke!

    I am thinking this has more to do with the motherboard lockup/overheat than it did the fan.

    The mainboard is on RMA now.....
     
  8. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    It's a goddamn MSI! That's nothing new and should definitely go to RMA..
     
  9. Lanthanum

    Lanthanum What's a Dremel?

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    I must be missing something here....

    MSI has a history of this kinda thing????

    BTW, I had to pay $35 since this is the 3rd year of the warantee. I have almost spent
    enough for a new mainboard after the $10 in shipping to get it to them.
     
  10. Spacecowboy92

    Spacecowboy92 Gettin' Lazy

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    I thought this was a family fourm?
     
  11. Lanthanum

    Lanthanum What's a Dremel?

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    Still waiting for the board to show up.

    DHL has it somewhere at the local office, but it has not been delivered yet.
    Called them on the phone, and they have to "research" it to find out where it is.

    Hope they did not send it in the retail box, or that thing is gone.......
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    As with most PC products these days, no. Reliability for most stuff is excellent. Provided you stay within the specs (e.g. watching out for excess current draw through fan headers ;)).
     
  13. Lanthanum

    Lanthanum What's a Dremel?

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    Well,

    Called DHL again today. Aparently the Barcode got smudged somewhere along the line, and they lost the package. They have found it, and generated a new tracking label.

    I guess it's not quite as bad as I suspected.
     
  14. CaseyBlackburn

    CaseyBlackburn Network Techie

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    The job up top was pretty good for the little amount of effort. Hope the new motherboard doesn't expirence the same problems.
     
  15. Lanthanum

    Lanthanum What's a Dremel?

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    Got the replacement MB, no scorch marks at the nb fan :D

    It still does not handle my Nvidia 6800 AGP card though. I'll give the support guys one last shot at this, then its going into my "spares" pile.
     
  16. PawNtheSandman

    PawNtheSandman What's a Dremel?

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  17. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom Minimodder

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    Thats actually pretty good for bolt cutters :thumb: sober or drunk
     

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