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Old 26-09-13, 05:15 PM
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So I did something stupid...

Ok, so I was cleaning my fans, these are Bitfenix Spectres, and as you know they have LEDs on them, with connectors that you can either use a jumper on or plug them into one of Bitfenix's LED controllers.
Anyway I dropped one of the jumpers, and couldn't find it, so I thought I'd use a paperclip - You can see where this is going. I, like a complete nonce, thought I'd let the paperclip rest on the case, and when I turned the PC back on, BZzzzzt, Burning smell, and there goes my fan.
Anyone know any tricks to reviving it, or is it totally dead? And in that case, is it for the bin or would Bitfenix be awesome enough to RMA it under warranty?

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TLDR; Shorted out fan, can it be revived or RMAd?

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Old 26-09-13, 06:17 PM
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don't know if it can be revived, but i doubt it. the cable/contacts probably melted, so if you aren't skilled at soldering that thing is for the bin. and even if you manage to solder it, it will probably be so unbalanced, you won't be able to use it.
there is no way they are going to RMA it, you roasted it yourself in probably the most stupid manner possible
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Old 26-09-13, 06:20 PM
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I'd say a definite no to any sort of RMA. You messed about and killed it. How I look at it that's your problem not theirs. Not trying to be an ass or anything.
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Old 26-09-13, 08:16 PM
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Easy mistake really I guess.

No point in trying for an RMA tbh considering they're only £7 or so to replace.
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Old 26-09-13, 08:40 PM
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Easy mistake really I guess.

No point in trying for an RMA tbh considering they're only £7 or so to replace.
...Where?

I payed £45 for 3 last year O_o
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...Where?

I payed £45 for 3 last year O_o
Must be the Spectre Pros then?
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Old 26-09-13, 08:46 PM
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...Where?

I payed £45 for 3 last year O_o
i can get a bitfenix spectre for 6 euros and a spectre pro for 9 euros, so 7 pounds for spectre pros sounds about right.
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Old 26-09-13, 08:53 PM
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The Pro's are a bit more over here yeh:

Standard: http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...pid-12722.html

Pro: http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...pid-14824.html

Edit - assuming we are talking about 120mm here?
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The Pro's are a bit more over here yeh:

Standard: http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...pid-12722.html

Pro: http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...pid-14824.html

Edit - assuming we are talking about 120mm here?
whoa, that is quite a lot more than i pay in germany. my references were non LED versions, but the LED versions are like 1-2 euros more. that's still way less than the UK price.
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whoa, that is quite a lot more than i pay in germany. my references were non LED versions, but the LED versions are like 1-2 euros more. that's still way less than the UK price.
Aren't Bitfenix Products made in Germany?

Probably about right you get them cheaper over there, as you'd avoid most transportation costs.
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