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Title: Faceplate repair
Post by: mf70 on October 17, 2019, 09:09:44 AM
After my successful upgrade to current Seagate 2TB drives, I was motivated to repair the fragile clips on the faceplate. I bent paper clip wire into "L"s matching the size to the single remaining styrene clip. I then held the clip with needle-nosed pliers as I heated the ****gs with a 40W soldering iron and pushed it into the broken faceplate. Alternately, the new clips could be secured with J-B Weld or similar.  I replaced three of these clips, and now I get no vibration buzz.
If the image doesn't come up, it's at:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7py9h0nre6w9hpz/Face-clip-repair.jpg?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/7py9h0nre6w9hpz/Face-clip-repair.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: Faceplate repair
Post by: FurryNutz on October 17, 2019, 12:25:23 PM
Nice job. Glad it worked. Enjoy. ;)
Title: Re: Faceplate repair
Post by: ivan on October 18, 2019, 12:39:28 PM
Something else you should check is how easily the fan rotates and clean any crud off the blades which causes unbalanced vibrations and noise.  I you have the ability it is advisable to lubricate the fan bearings as well.

Well done with fixing your noise problem.