Repair a PC Fan Blade Using Spitwads and Glue

Introduction: Repair a PC Fan Blade Using Spitwads and Glue

I broke a fan blade on my graphics card and went from 200+ FPS to 15-17 FPS using the motherboard's built in GPU while looking for a fan replacement.

Turns out that a little spit, paper, and gorilla glue will let you repair a notoriously difficult part to repair.

Supplies

fan with the broken blade
2 spit wads
a little glue (I used gorilla glue clear but model glue would probably be ok)

Step 1:

add a small amount of clear gorilla glue (probably better than model glue because it has a little give) to the fan blade
then: use the other blades to form your spit wads so they hold the broken blade in place while you align it from both sides.
then: prop in a way for the blade to cure for the full duration
last: remove dried paper gently and clean up paper carefully but not so much to bother the glue.

bonus: the water in the spitwad is a catalyst for gorilla glue

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    3 Comments

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    otamusima
    otamusima

    1 year ago

    the picture with the spit-wads is upside-down

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    otamusima
    otamusima

    Reply 1 year ago

    going to clean the excess better. a line of glue preference on each fan blade continues to seem like overkill because replacement should arrive within a week

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    otamusima
    otamusima

    Reply 1 year ago

    fan has been replaced; lasted 2 months and likely longer if had not been so un-careful when replacing the fan. i continue to have the fan blade and will re-glue it and have it for a backup fan for later.

    thanks for all the views so far