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Old 12-30-2013, 06:15 PM
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I just used a drop of dish washing soap on the screw to give them a little lube . They go right in. A drop of silicone lubricant works just as well and will also let you remove them pretty easily. WD-40 makes one in a spray can . IJust spray a little on the cap and dip your screws in .

Just another suggestion guys.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:28 PM
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Corsair need to address this issue asap. The product is clearly not fit for purpose.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:01 PM
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sAme issue with a Sp120 quiet edition screws not even half way in an the rubber mount was stopping me fully tightening the screws I'm sure they will fall apart if I fully tighten. the screws are way oversized, total joke for a £10 fan.

I see the work around, but there should be no need for a work around this is a fan not rocket science and looking at the dates on these posts corsair don't seem interested to fix this manufacturing defect.
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:40 PM
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You don't have to tighten the fans down all the way, it defeats the purpose of the silicone bumpers. What I do is watch the fan bumpers and if they start to compressed I stop. They are held perfectly in place and can't wiggle. If the silicone is compressed, it'll be similar to having plastic vs metal vibrations.

I've had zero issues out any of the fans except for the first one in which I decided to drive it in without paying attention and that one vibrated. After I removed it and did as I described above, zero issues.

Also, if you hold the rubber mount with your hand and use the proper size Phillips bit you'll have no issues with stripping screws or anything of that nature (or not getting the screws in).
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:21 PM
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I too have had this same problem. While installing a set of SP120 (waiting for replacement from RMA) and now with an AF120. One installed just fine. The second one let me get three tight, but the fourth would not get close to the case before it spun.

While tightening the screws I am only turning about 1/8 of a turn, stop and let grommet return to rest, another 1/8th, stop, repeat until the screw becomes tight to the case.

I have seen the comments about dunking the screws in WD-40 or applying some silicon. Maybe when the new fan arrives I will try this.

Although I have also seen where some are using long screws that go through the full length of the fan and then placing a nut on the opposite end. This is a great idea and possibly what should be supplied with the fans as their mounting method. I am afraid to take the one that installed out to swap the provided screws with long ones.

It is sad that there are threads on this subject for many years. I am stuck on Corsair and really like their products. My Case, Memory, PSU and Cooler are all Corsair.

So frustrating though that something of this nature exists and isn't addressed.

A simple set of installation instructions with a tip on how to install these might reduce the RMAs. Not to mention a redesign of the hardware provided.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:14 PM
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Same issue - just got mine today and trying to fit them. Screw goes in a couple of turns then stops. It can be made to work by literally doing a quarter turn at a time back off , then doing another quarter turn etc.. I have one screw hole done outside the case - took 15 minutes - this really is laughable to be honest. I have a whole system to be built today and the fans will take approx. 7 hrs. at 1 hr per fan just because these things don't actually have any threads and you have to make them by screwing in to flimsy plastic - wow.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:18 PM
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second one done - it speeds up when you have the hang of it - make absolutely CERTAIN your screw driver really grabs the head of the screw. Absolutely no slipping or it will not work.
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