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Old 08-20-2017, 08:53 AM
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1) Possibly, but you would need to contact Corsair support to figure out how to force it to do so. I don't know if you can. I am more certain you don't need to. If you are using Corsair Link, that software is controlling the fans and again, stop is not a something it can do. Flashing the firmware always carries some risk of bricking the device. You don't do this unless you really need to. Since your fan will not run from the motherboard and the other fan obviously is still working, I don't see any way for this to be connected to the firmware or the cooler in general.

2) Why do fans fail? Either mechanical or electrical. You could have something happen to the magnet (unlikely) or the brushings wear down, but usually with a mechanical failing you get lots of advance notice in the form of irritating noise. More likely is an electrical failure of some type. Ground came loose. Solder came apart. Worked one minute. Not the next.
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