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bigFOIG February 27, 2012 10:57 PM

Gelid Wing 12 needs a kick start to spin
As the title says,
I have a Gelid Wing 12Pl 120mm fan that needs a kick start with my finger before it starts spinning. Is this fixable? Or should I just scrap it and get a new one... The fan is green by the way because it matters. :)

Silent_Avenger February 27, 2012 11:25 PM

Check how much voltage is going to it it might just not be getting enough voltage anymore to start up especially if it's an older fan. Also if you have it hooked up to a PWM header on the motherboard make sure the settings in the bios don't have it at a super low rpm. I've had similar issues with Enermax Apollish fans and their temp sensor not allowing enough voltage to the fan and preventing it from starting.

bigFOIG February 28, 2012 12:50 AM

Totally forgot to mention that it's getting enough voltage. I've done some tests with it at high voltages and it's the same thing. Not to mention, it used to spin up normally...

Silent_Avenger February 28, 2012 01:52 AM

Have you taken it apart to see if there's any dirt or anything in the bearing system? Might possibly be that it has too much static friction which is preventing it from starting up. Also the magnets could be losing their strength from their age.

KaptCrunch February 28, 2012 05:46 AM

other is the start windings have lost its juice for too thin of gage or start circuit failed

best get a new one

Masteroderus February 28, 2012 08:18 AM

It could be so many things! Best to just buy a new one.

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