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Old 07-14-2013, 05:34 AM
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I tried to install an SP120 into the base of my 900D case and this happened. (see fan_problems pic) Now I can't unscrew it from the holding rod it's attached to. The screw spins round along with the part of the fan holding it to the rod. Only way I can see to resolve this is to get a hacksaw and cut through the screw!

So when installing these fans I can only get the screw in this far (see fan_screw pic) without the rubber bit starting to flex. However this far means the fan is rather loose to the case.

Anyone got any experience with these? Is the fan being loose to the case going to be an issue?
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in the 2nd pic the screw looks crooked and cross threaded,if a screwdriver cant remove it,locking a pair of vice grips on the screw head should do it...
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:33 PM
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I managed to get the fans off. I had to yank the fitting out from the rubber corner then use pliers to unscrew it.

The fan is mullered! I've opened an RMA ticket this can't be right if all I did was screw the fan into the case and it broke. I didn't even screw it up very tight at all.

I'm scared to use the other SP 120's I have because the rubber flexes when the screw is half in. I'm going to use the long screws that came with the case and get a washer and bolt to secure them that way the rubber will be preserved.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:31 AM
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Any word on this fan RMA corsair? I opened the ticket on the 14th July but i haven't had any response yet.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:55 AM
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I don't know how an engineer came up with this fan style. You can't even really tighten the fans unless screwing them to a case if you use them on a rad the little rubber inserts just give way. If its for noise dampening or something it should be a traditional plastic style with a small layer of rubber around the screw hole on outside of the intake/exhaust side screw holes. These thing drove me nuts while mounted on my h100i. I suppose its all well and good if mounting to a case but I'd think rubber would be easily stripped as well.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:26 PM
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I know what you mean. I'm having real difficulty with these fans. Every time I try to install them I stop half way through because the rubber is flexing too much. I must be doing something wrong as other people aren't having these probs. I've seen countless build logs where the fans are mounted just fine!
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:28 PM
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What was your case number and I will see it gets approved if its not already?
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No idea how that would have happened. I installed 5 of these fans (of sp and af kind) in my case the other week without any hiccups.
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Some fan screws are thinner that others. Even with the included screws its almost impossible to screw in.

I think Corsair should have these fans pre-tapped so things like this don't happen.

Look over the net this is happening a ALOT! It takes quite a bit of pressure to dig the grooves into these things.
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What was your case number and I will see it gets approved if its not already?
My ticket number is: 6062699

Still not approved.
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My ticket number is: 6062699

Still not approved.
I apologize for the delayed response, but your RMA has been approved.
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I tried to install an SP120 into the base of my 900D case and this happened. (see fan_problems pic) Now I can't unscrew it from the holding rod it's attached to. The screw spins round along with the part of the fan holding it to the rod. Only way I can see to resolve this is to get a hacksaw and cut through the screw!

So when installing these fans I can only get the screw in this far (see fan_screw pic) without the rubber bit starting to flex. However this far means the fan is rather loose to the case.

Anyone got any experience with these? Is the fan being loose to the case going to be an issue?
I had a very similar issue over the weekend trying to install a AF140 in a 800D case.

The grey and black plastic around the the mounting hole completely broke away from the rest of the fan when using the supplied fan screws. I ended up using screws from a NoiseBlocker fan to secure another AF140 behind the motherboard since I didn't want to chance breaking that fan also.

I started a RMA but I'm wondering if anyone has any information on the thread of the long screws that are supplied with the Air Series fans? What would solve the issue is a thumb nut that fits the long screws so that using the self threading fan screws can be avoided.

The closest thing I could find so far would be these -

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/im...l=g55c515s1457


http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17...l=g55c513s1798
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I had a very similar issue over the weekend trying to install a AF140 in a 800D case.

The grey and black plastic around the the mounting hole completely broke away from the rest of the fan when using the supplied fan screws. I ended up using screws from a NoiseBlocker fan to secure another AF140 behind the motherboard since I didn't want to chance breaking that fan also.

I started a RMA but I'm wondering if anyone has any information on the thread of the long screws that are supplied with the Air Series fans? What would solve the issue is a thumb nut that fits the long screws so that using the self threading fan screws can be avoided.

The closest thing I could find so far would be these -

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/im...l=g55c515s1457


http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17...l=g55c513s1798
hi hi, the long screws that come with the 100i and all the other imo, are

6-32's x 1-1/4's they tend to only come in a phillips head when you find them in hardware stores, although black is a common color for this type of screw
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hi hi, the long screws that come with the 100i and all the other imo, are

6-32's x 1-1/4's they tend to only come in a phillips head when you find them in hardware stores, although black is a common color for this type of screw
Thanks, now if I can just find thumb nuts that will fit on the end of them.
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Thanks, now if I can just find thumb nuts that will fit on the end of them.
Are you talking about the screws to mount the fans? If so you should not need nuts in the screws as they screw into the radiator to hold the fan.
If you just need fan mount screws then you will needs screws like this.
http://www.outletpc.com/ll7363.html?...FZB_Qgod3BcAsQ
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