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Old 11-09-2019, 04:47 PM
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Dear all,

I have a 5ish year old CS550M corsair PSU. The fan has had noise problems before. Back then I fixed it by flipping the PSU upside down. This time that around that has unfortunately not helped. The fan isn't hitting the grate, because it even makes the noise when the grate is off. Giving it a whack or shaking around a bit can fix the noise, but then it randomly comes back sometime later. I've read that a bad bearing might be the issue, is this bearing replacable? What are my options?

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The CS series used rather low end fans which are more vulnerable to dust etc.

It is possible to replace the fan, ebay would be a good place to look. Ball bearing fans are very durable but expensive.

The alternative is to get a new PSU. The HXi series are more powerful and are 80 plus platinum
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:32 AM
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Thank you for your response Vegan. Will replacing the fan require soldering?
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Old 11-11-2019, 02:25 PM
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Under no circumstances do we in any way recommend opening up and modifying the PSU as the capacitors are still capable of holding a charge when unplugged that can cause serious harm and/or death.
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