When rubber fan mounts fail...

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When rubber fan mounts fail...

Post by bubba » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:32 am

Ok, I have officially given up on rubber band style fan mounts. This is the second set I have had dry-rot on me. Going back to old school metal retainers for my next cooler LOL

No clue how long it was like this, this is my simi-annual cooler dust cleaning. Opened the case to find the rear fan was off the cooler, and leaning on the back of the case.

The bad rubber mount. All 4 bands broke
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My redneck engineer skillz to get my fans mounted back. The zip tie fits nice and snug in the fan mount hole :mrgreen: :lol:

Pure friction holding it in place, can still pull them apart to clean the cooler out.
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Its ghetto but it works LOL
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Re: When rubber fan mounts fail...

Post by DJ Tucker » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:07 am

had the same issue in my last build with them darn rubber mounts. I just use the screws with a spare washer that I have an abundance of lol. zip tie works just as well even if they are a bit as you say ghetto :lol:
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