Can't find a listing for a replacement fan. I do see RMA's listed for this problem, but is it still covered? Can anyone tell me what you've done?
Mine is whining and stops every once in a while.
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I had the same problem. My fan was buzzing a lot, I could stop it by rotating the nuc or knocking on the roof. After few days it became louder and i couldnt stop it anymore so i went to the forums and found someone saying they fixed it by lubricating the fan. So i tried to do that and my fan stopped working. Is there any way to get spare fan. I dont even know if warranty still applies after i did something that stupid.
Fans weren't available until January 2019 according to the Support agent. He suggested that I send my NUC in and have another one sent to me. I opted for them to send me one first and sent mine back to them. I was charged for the new one( And I mean New!) and was refunded when they received the old one.
I did the same thing you did but went one step further. I tried to open the fan to see if I could fix it. Pretty much destroyed it. A broken fan is a broken fan! Go and get a new NUC!
I probably did more less the same thing as you, i took the thingies holding the metall top ot the fan so i could access the fan and put something like wd 40 on the part which connect the motor and the fan itself. So warranty still applied, it didnt count as physical damage?
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