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November 27, 2010 11:12:06 PM

hello,

I was just wondering if I could use super glue to repair a broken fan on my card instead of getting a new one. The cover over the bearing split and is now minus three blades. I didn't notice much heat on the fan, but just wanted to make sure.

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a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 11:19:27 PM

I never heard of that kind of repairs, but I assure you, super glue always fails ¬¬.

And those fans take up to 3000rpm so I don't think is such a good idea.

But if your temps are fine, there is no need for a fix _D.
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November 27, 2010 11:30:00 PM

yea, temps are fine but the card now wobbles, which i assume is bad.
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a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 11:37:02 PM

Indeed, as it is not supposed to do that. You can try and fix it with glue or other kinds of support, but if you are unsure, try to replace it.

In the end, graphic cards tend to be expensive, you don't want a worse outcome but a better solution. This is strictly my opinion, maybe wait a bit more, see if the post get different ideas.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 11:48:52 PM

well the fan is out of balance missing blades. get a new fan.
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November 27, 2010 11:50:20 PM

My only thing about replacing the fan is how exactly I detach the wire and peg that connects the fan to the card? It's an asus 4670, by the way.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 11:51:38 PM

Max temp on super glue is around 200F,i don't think it will melt but he does have a point, they do spin around 3000 RPM.I would suggest getting a new fan, it's only like $5.Is the wobble bad enough that the card would come unseated?
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a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 11:52:24 PM

Problem with using any type of glue is it will still make the fan be unbalanced so will probably wobble and eventually break again. -- I'd just look for a replacement fan either from the card manufacturer or an aftermarket cooler.
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November 27, 2010 11:56:42 PM

purple stank said:
Max temp on super glue is around 200F,i don't think it will melt but he does have a point, they do spin around 3000 RPM.I would suggest getting a new fan, it's only like $5.Is the wobble bad enough that the card would come unseated?


Pretty bad, I think, I noticed it by feeling the vibrations on my desk.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 11:58:23 PM

LOL?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 11:59:19 PM

Should get a new fan.
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 12:09:23 AM

To detach the wire, you have to take the cover off. I suggest looking in Youtube for a video of your ati 4670 of someone doing it. Is not too complicated, but be careful :p 

Does the card have warranty as of yet? if so, just send it for a repair.
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November 28, 2010 12:09:27 AM

how would I detach the peg and wire connecting the fan to the card? it's a 4670 by asus.
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November 28, 2010 12:14:22 AM

kiban said:
To detach the wire, you have to take the cover off. I suggest looking in Youtube for a video of your ati 4670 of someone doing it. Is not too complicated, but be careful :p 

Does the card have warranty as of yet? if so, just send it for a repair.


Yeah, I kinda misplaced the packaging, receipt, etc. ... besides, that'd take too long. :) 

will chekc out youtube, thanks.
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 12:20:55 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLgG9EKkMFI

The video is essentialy about thermal paste, but serves the purpose on how to open the case. It doesn't really matter the brand of the card, every card has to be opened like that so...

Your card is an ATI hd 4670, manufactured by ASUS, thats why it says ASUS. I didn't mean to confuse you.

So yeah, take the cover off and detach the wire, but from that, I have no idea on what it needs to be done to take the fan out, do a bit of research in google, cos I can't find anything in youtube about that matter.
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a c 172 U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 1:06:12 AM

Remove the fan and get your self a pci bay fan that uses a standard 4pin molex for power. Place it right up next to the card and that will easily make up for and then some the broken fan. If it has a face plate then remove it. Fixing the fan is a attempt of futility knowing that any imbalance in the fan over a few weeks to months will ruin and remaining life in the bearings. Also look at a after market cooler as they are much easier to install than fixing a damaged fan.
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December 6, 2010 3:37:23 PM

Best answer selected by levesque.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
December 6, 2010 7:47:08 PM

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