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Author Topic: Faceplate repair  (Read 1396 times)


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Faceplate repair
« 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.
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Re: Faceplate repair
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 12:25:23 PM »

Nice job. Glad it worked. Enjoy. ;)
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Re: Faceplate repair
« Reply #2 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.