Checking heatsink for damage

PinPickles

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Hi guys, I live in Mexico. I ordered a heatsink (Heligon HE02) and it came with one of the fins a little bent. I know that's probably nothing, but is there anything else I need check on it to see if I need to send it back? Thanks.
 

pendragon1

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Looks like top fin got mushed down a little. Just wondering if there is anything more serious I need to check for, like damage to the heatpipes or something. Thanks.
yeah that's just cosmetic. bend it back and push the connectors flat with a piece of hard plastic. not worth trying to return or rma.
 

doyll

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I'll 3rd that opionj .. It's fine. Probably came out of factory all boxed that way.
 

viivo

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Thankfully easy to fix with little to no chance of making it worse, unlike trying to repair bent fins on a radiator. That's a headache I wouldn't wish on anyone.
 

pendragon1

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Thankfully easy to fix with little to no chance of making it worse, unlike trying to repair bent fins on a radiator. That's a headache I wouldn't wish on anyone.
use a plastic spudger, worked for me.
 

doyll

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If you use fans in airflow restrictive applicatons, the NF-A12x25 are much better because of their much higher pressure rating, but on a cooler there is very little airflow restictions making it a moot point.
 

pendragon1

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If you use fans in airflow restrictive applicatons, the NF-A12x25 are much better because of their much higher pressure rating, but on a cooler there is very little airflow restictions making it a moot point.
huh?
 
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