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Video Card Fans Falling Off?


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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:51 AM

Hi,

 

I have a 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series (Gigabyte) video card with two fans and for the last 6 months or so these fans seem to want to keep falling off of the video card.

 

I have just pushed them back up into the video card after they have completely fallen off the video card and immediately they are falling back off the card making a noise hitting the card below them?

 

What can I do to get these fans to permanently stay where they are suppose to stay?

 

Anyone having dealt with this issue and is there a good solution? Thanks.

 

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:17 PM

I have been looking at images of this card and I can't find any that show sufficient detail, however this is behaviour that is not to be encouraged !

 

Is it the fan blades falling off the motor drive spindles or is it the complete motor and fan assembly coming off the heat sink  ?  If it is the first, a drop of one of the many 'super glues' in the spindle socket might be your answer. If it is the second, are there any missing screws - possibly quite small ones - which may have fallen out and be lying around either in or around the heat sink assembly or somewhere in your computer case ?

 

I personally would be reluctant to use this graphics card until I had fixed the problem. Loose bits spinning at high speed flying around inside a computer are liable to do some serious damage rather than just 'hitting the card below them'. And the possibility of loose screws is just asking for short circuits.

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:41 PM

Thanks for the response,

 

Fortunately I think it is the first situation, just the fan blades falling off the motor drive spindles.

 

So, I'll try a drop of super glue and see what happens. I just was't sure that would be safe or not. But I'll try it.

 

Thanks for the feedback.

 

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:58 AM

I have seen this happen before, all of the times I have just replaced the fans with new ones. Fans are cheap and my motto is always better safe than sorry. If you don't want to spend the money on fans, it may be a good time for an upgrade, newer gpu's are more power efficient for the same or better performance.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:35 AM

Hi,

 

I did end up purchasing new fans and it's working just fine now, no more noise or concern.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

It's taken you a little while, but I am glad you have it sorted. The idea of loose bits flying around inside a computer case did not appeal !

 

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