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Busted Fan on Videocard


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#1 bigdog1100

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 07:29 PM

Hello. I have a Sapphire HD 6870 Video Card. The fan on it is making funny noises. I was hoping to lubricate but there is no way to do it. Any idea how do I replace videocard fan? As in, where would I get a replacement at a normal price. Anywhere I look its $25-$28. Is this normally how much it cost to get replacement fan? The fan model is FD9225U12S.


Edited by bigdog1100, 05 April 2015 - 07:30 PM.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 07:33 PM

How old is the card? Is it under warranty ?



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Posted 05 April 2015 - 08:54 PM

I bought it in December 2011. I doubt.


Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 03:47 PM

Anyone has any suggestions?


Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 04:55 PM

Check the dia of the fan and the mounting hole dimensions also the connector. You may be able to find a generic on ebay. I did find this one. I believe your fan is 85mm in dia.



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 07:42 AM

I this your card?

If you look at the first (top) picture and pass your mouse curser over it to enlarge, you will see, just under the fan fins, 4 tiny screws. Take a small screwdriver that is magnitized and back those screws out, and I suspect that the fan will come loose and can be removed. Most likely there is a tiny plug that you can detach to free it from the electrical feed wire. These fans are manufactured by 3rd party suppliers and are pretty well generic in size.

Now you have two options:

#1: Examine the fan; most of these are pretty generic. On one side (or maybe  both, but not usually)  there will be a small, round sticker over the center where the axle shaft end terminates. Peel that off, exposing the end of the shaft. Take a small drop of light machine oil ( 3 in 1 oil will work) and place it on that exposed end. Rotate the fan to let the oil penetrate, and leave it sit for 1/2 hour. Wipe the excess off  and replace the small sticker/seal ( it is usually glued on). Sometimes the shaft has a bit of space where it is mounted into the body, then take a small dab of Lithium grease on your finger, and press firmly to work it in as far as you can. I fix noisy fans all the time that way.
 

#2: Now you can measure the fan diameter and the mounting holes, then look for replacements.  Remember, all you really need are two holes to mount to. Four would be great, but two will work fine if that is all you can find. These fans are not under a lot of stress & vibration, and it really doesn't take much to anchor them.


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Posted 19 April 2015 - 02:01 AM

Yes this is my card. I did remove the fan. I couldn't find any holes under the stickers, so no way to input the lubricant.

As far as generic fan, and even the one that looks the same on eBay, my fan has 4 screws. All the fans being sold have 3 screws and wouldn't match. So this is my major dilemma.

Any more suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I don't want to spend more than $30 on spare parts, or I can just buy new card.

Thank you.

Edited by bigdog1100, 19 April 2015 - 02:03 AM.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 19 April 2015 - 08:33 AM

Did the back of the fan look like the one in this thread. The poster had to mod the bad to get some oil on the shaft of the fan. His was a 3 bolt mount fan though.

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1320936/tutorial-on-fixing-a-noisy-grinding-xfx-radeon-hd6870-fan-note-no-rubber-plug-in-the-back



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 07:50 AM

John C provided a good link.  Bear in mind that most simple CPU fans just ram the mounting screws down into the fins of the heatsink. It is difficult for me to see, but it seems like that might work for you also. Just by-pass the mounting holes (if there are any-I can't exactly see from the pictures) and use 3 screws to "pinch" down into the heatsink fins.


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