• How far I've come...

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Sun Jan 22 09:38:00 2023
    The fans on my Synology NAS were acting up, and so I bought some
    replacement fans. I figured for grins I'd try and open it up and
    lubricate the old fans, see if that would make a difference in the month
    it'll take to get the new ones via slow boat from China.

    Took off the case with 5 screws. The back panel came off with another 3.
    Fans were held in place by 4 nylon screws per fan. Removed the fans,
    did a deep de-dusting of the fans, heat sinks and inside the chassis,
    then carefully removed the labels from the fans and put 2 drops
    of oil into each fan's axle.

    Everything went back together, the fans are quieter, the fan that would
    stop working momentarily is working normally, and I didn't break
    anything or have screws left over!



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  • From esc@VERT/MONTEREY to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Jan 22 11:18:00 2023
    Everything went back together, the fans are quieter, the fan that would stop working momentarily is working normally, and I didn't break
    anything or have screws left over!

    Nice job! My gaming rig has started making some odd sounds when the fans kick on. I haven't yet isolated which fan is the actual problem, but once I do, I suspect I'll likely just replace it. I'm curious - did you consider replacing the fans at all or did you just want to fix the ones you have?

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  • From Bencollver to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Jan 23 11:50:04 2023
    Re: How far I've come...
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Sun Jan 22 2023 09:38:00

    Fans were held in place by 4 nylon screws per fan. Removed the fans,
    did a deep de-dusting of the fans, heat sinks and inside the chassis,
    then carefully removed the labels from the fans and put 2 drops
    of oil into each fan's axle.

    Everything went back together, the fans are quieter, the fan that would
    stop working momentarily is working normally, and I didn't break
    anything or have screws left over!


    Nice job! I remember being in a similar situation with a "homebrew" amd64 server that i inherited. These had metal screws. Servicing the fans helped for a while but i eventually had to replace them. I've broken newer and
    smaller hardware that has more plastic parts, so i understand the feeling of relief when it still works after reassembly.