dell power connect 3024

calvinj

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who has one and has taken the fans out. It has 2 fans on the side and one of them has the bearings going on. Don't really care to replace it if I don't have to.

Thoughts?
 

PTNL

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I've actually brought some fans like that back to life using a single drop of sewing machine oil in the exposed fan area (usually found under the fan sticker), and hand-spinning the fan to work the oil in. A very inexpensive repair, as that oil usually runs about 1-2 dollars at most places like Walmart, Target, etc.
 

C7J0yc3

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You can run the switch without the fans, however you are going to get all sorts of warnings while working in the CLI. I tried running a few 2724s without fans for a LAN party to cut down on noise, but the ones that didn't overheat were a PITA to configure because it kept giving me fan failure warnings.
 
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