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How do you remove these rubber pins (or plugs? whatever these are called) to take this fan off the casing?

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They just squish out

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Just yank the fan out.

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To put it back, align the fans (with the rubber pins still attached to the fan) roughly to the case holes. So the rubber ends are protruding out the case holes. Then pull the protruding rubber ends until it snaps into place.

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6 minutes ago, Yoinkerman said:

They just squish out

 

3 minutes ago, crystal6tak said:

Just yank the fan out.

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To put it back, align the fans (with the rubber pins still attached to the fan) roughly to the case holes. So the rubber ends are protruding out the case holes. Then pull the protruding rubber ends until it snaps into place.

the pins are pretty old and worn out and i don't want to break them. but if it's the only way, i guess i'll give it a try for better or worse

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2 hours ago, crystal6tak said:

Just yank the fan out.

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To put it back, align the fans (with the rubber pins still attached to the fan) roughly to the case holes. So the rubber ends are protruding out the case holes. Then pull the protruding rubber ends until it snaps into place.

 

2 hours ago, Yoinkerman said:

They just squish out

the pins don't have enough elasticity left to be squished out undamaged. so i decided to leave it there for now. but i appreciate the help, guys. thanks

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47 minutes ago, NineEyeRon said:

The state of that case makes me want to gromit 

should've seen it before i dusted it 🤣

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3 hours ago, OVER10RD said:

 

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Oh a brown noctua fan with the rubber mounts

 

3 hours ago, OVER10RD said:

 

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1 hour ago, OVER10RD said:

should've seen it before i dusted it 🤣

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4 hours ago, OVER10RD said:

 

the pins don't have enough elasticity left to be squished out undamaged. so i decided to leave it there for now. but i appreciate the help, guys. thanks

I would advice you cut them and use rubber o-rings or buy new ones. Looking at how old and dirty everything looks, you can clean the fan better if its off, and the effectiveness of rubber mounts is questionable in my own experiences.

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5 hours ago, OVER10RD said:

 

the pins don't have enough elasticity left to be squished out undamaged. so i decided to leave it there for now. but i appreciate the help, guys. thanks

Don't be afraid to put a bit more force than you're comfortable with, I thought first time I took a fan like that off that it was going to break the rubber things, but it didn't.

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7 hours ago, OVER10RD said:

 

the pins don't have enough elasticity left to be squished out undamaged. so i decided to leave it there for now. but i appreciate the help, guys. thanks

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20 hours ago, Moonzy said:

Oh a brown noctua fan with the rubber mounts

 

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This is AFTER?!

Yup LOL

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16 hours ago, AndreiArgeanu said:

Don't be afraid to put a bit more force than you're comfortable with, I thought first time I took a fan like that off that it was going to break the rubber things, but it didn't.

oh wow! i never imagined they could stretch that much

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