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Fixing/Replacing Stern Spike/Spooky noisy PS fans (plugnplay now available)


By vireland

1 year ago



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    #295 4 months ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    But like I said, most people just opt for the time-savings and buy the plug n play kit.

    I've bought and installed a couple of these Pin Monk kits and they work great. It's definitely simple to install and the price is right. I've also made my own setups a couple of times. I just recently got a 3D printer, so I've been looking for things to make for my games. This weekend I printed out a 40mm to 80mm fan adapter and installed it in my Star Wars Premium. I had a silent 80mm fan in my parts drawer and installed it on the adapter. I have it wired so that it is always on. It's so quiet you can't hear it with the backglass on. It pulls enough air through so that the Stern factory fan never has to come on. It just sits there and I suppose will come on if something goes wrong with my fan.

    Definitely more geeky looking than the Pin Monk solution, but a fun project.

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    #302 44 days ago

    Houdini has a pretty loud fan in it that runs constantly. Not as loud as the Spike fans though. The loudest fan I ever had on a pin was WoZ. Between the fan and the buzzing on the speakers in time with the LEDs in attract mode, that thing was embarrassing.

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