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Old 04-02-2013, 04:13 AM
4lpha1 4lpha1 is offline
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Pulling Fans Apart

Hey all!

I've been reading the thread; I'm at page nine so far.

That said, I can't get any fans apart without breaking them. I have six or eight completely different ones, and the common theme seems to be that they all have a load of epoxy on them.

I've tried both using a hair dryer and soldering iron to heat the stator/board/shaft housing assembly and remove it, which hasn't worked. I haven't tried an actual heat gun as I don't want to melt the entire fan.

Specifically how have the hundreds of people in this thread disassembled their fans with evident ease? I must be missing something huge.

Thank you for posting these instructions, Imhotep, and thank you to everyone who's working on this technology. You're all heroes.

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