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#1 2010-04-01 18:02:57

Rowdy69
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From: Project 6, Quezon City
Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 18

Fan modding for Coolermaster & Gigabyte fans

Good afternoon!

Today I stumbled upon a very freak design of fan!

my client brought a CM 90 cfm fan for LED replacement but it eventually become a pain in the neck since the wires and  LEDs I replaced weren't broke. It took me sometime to figure out what the problem was and voila, the culprit was the loose connection of the positive pole of the the wire going to the circuit board.

I first thought it was an easy task but the solder points were inaccessible.

So here goes my tuts:

Tutorial: how to remove the LEDs, fan blades, bushing and circuit board of a CM or Gigabyte fan

Step 1. bore a hole on the center rear part of the fan where we usually see the C-clip which holds the blade in place. You will find a circular mark where the manufacturer sealed the clip.
P1010002.jpg

Step 2. As soon as you bore a hole you will find a different type of clip but same in material with the generic fans might  be acetal.
P1010003.jpg


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2010-04-01 18:02:57

dremel
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Re: Fan modding for Coolermaster & Gigabyte fans



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#2 2010-04-02 05:12:09

Rowdy69
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From: Project 6, Quezon City
Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 18

Re: Fan modding for Coolermaster & Gigabyte fans

Step 3. Remove the clip then pull out the fan blade coming from the front.
P1010004.jpg
P1010022.jpg

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#3 2010-04-02 05:12:38

Rowdy69
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From: Project 6, Quezon City
Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 18

Re: Fan modding for Coolermaster & Gigabyte fans

Step 4. Remove the LED locks.
P1010019.jpg

Step 5. Then pull out the LEDs and their correspondng wires.
P1010017.jpg

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#4 2010-04-02 05:12:55

Rowdy69
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From: Project 6, Quezon City
Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 18

Re: Fan modding for Coolermaster & Gigabyte fans

Step 6. Remove the bushing
P1010010.jpg
P1010011.jpg

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#5 2010-04-02 05:13:15

Rowdy69
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From: Project 6, Quezon City
Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 18

Re: Fan modding for Coolermaster & Gigabyte fans

Step 7. You can now pry out the circuit board with ease since there is no more bushing that gives pressure...
P1010012.jpg
P1010014.jpg

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#6 2010-04-02 05:13:36

Rowdy69
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From: Project 6, Quezon City
Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 18

Re: Fan modding for Coolermaster & Gigabyte fans

To return the pieces back in place you must start with the LEDs with the lock
P1010009.jpg
then the circuit board
P1010011.jpg
then twist the circuit board to straighten the LED wires and align it to the groove!

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#7 2010-04-02 05:13:50

Rowdy69
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From: Project 6, Quezon City
Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 18

Re: Fan modding for Coolermaster & Gigabyte fans

A little lubrication to the fan shaft
P1010021.jpg
then put back the blade to its place
P1010022.jpg

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#8 2010-04-02 05:14:09

Rowdy69
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From: Project 6, Quezon City
Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 18

Re: Fan modding for Coolermaster & Gigabyte fans

Then lock the blade with the clip
P1010031.jpg
and put back the original sticker to seal the opening.

tested the fan and it works
P1010030.jpg

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