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Any tips to tighten the fan without the screws?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So basically I need to dismantle the front case body to be able to tighten fan with the screws..but I can't remove the front case body.

 

Any tips to tighten the fan without the screws?

 

I'm thinking to use 4 of this, you think it will hold?

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the first question i have is why can't you remove the front of the case?

Other than that, yeah zip ties are better, they don't incorporate wire. These things throw them out or tie your garbage bags with them, but don't use them for much else :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Caennanu said:

the first question i have is why can't you remove the front of the case?

Other than that, yeah zip ties are better, they don't incorporate wire. These things throw them out or tie your garbage bags with them, but don't use them for much else :)

 

I buy this PC prebuilt...the case name is Cube Gaming Iklo...the front case looks complicated to remove

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check the inside for white pins, they look like this. squeeze them together, it should pop it right off. (should, i have no experience with the actual case)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

 

4 minutes ago, Caennanu said:

check the inside for white pins, they look like this. squeeze them together, it should pop it right off. (should, i have no experience with the actual case)

 

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Im confuse with this one

 

How to open that one?

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well, the screws you simply screw, if that is even needed. more often than not, its part of the inner case.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Caennanu said:

well, the screws you simply screw, if that is even needed. more often than not, its part of the inner case.

 

Those "black wire" is hard to move even if i remove the screws...

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But do you need to actually remove them? 

I have experience with similar cases, and generally it means there are 6 of those white pins i highlighted and you only need to disconnect those to pull off the front.

 

Else, can you give us / me a picture of the inside, so to take a better look?

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Look underneath the case for a hole between the front panel and the case frame. That's often where you need to put your hand and pull firmly to remove the front panel.

Sometimes, there are plastic tabs or screws that need to be pinched / loosened first. Usually, a firm pull is all you need.

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48 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

Sometimes, there are plastic tabs or screws that need to be pinched / loosened first. Usually, a firm pull is all you need.

The first time you pull the plastic panel with the tabs you will likely worry about breaking something. None of the cases I used ever broke, but the plastic tabs do get warn down making it easier to remove.


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8 hours ago, Vayne778 said:

So basically I need to dismantle the front case body to be able to tighten fan with the screws..but I can't remove the front case body.

 

Any tips to tighten the fan without the screws?

 

I'm thinking to use 4 of this, you think it will hold?

20200226_172418.jpg

Ive used these before, they work really well. Use a pair of pliers to pull the two stems:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Pieces-Rubber-Mounting-Screws/dp/B00H9905KA/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2IXT4SJZE45DW&keywords=case+fan+rubber+mounts&qid=1582742841&sprefix=case+fan+rub%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-4

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On 2/26/2020 at 3:09 PM, Vayne778 said:

 

Those "black wire" is hard to move even if i remove the screws...

Thats dust filter mesh and is connected to plastic front panel. Fans will screw into steel case frame thats behind that plastic front panel. So no need to remove those mesh things.


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