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Nighthawk RAX80 Fan Not Working

CVJ5133
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Nighthawk RAX80 Fan Not Working

My Nighthawk RAX80's fan is not working and it is hot to the touch.

It is no longer under warranty. Any solutions to cool it so it doesn't fail prematurely?

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thehypnootoad
Luminary

Re: Nighthawk RAX80 Fan Not Working

Buy a laptop cooler or log in with these and see if you can get it to work this way as there are fans settings to allow it on.
http://192.168.1.1/Thermal_FAN.htm
http://192.168.1.1/debug.htm
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Kaptajnen5133
Aspirant

Re: Nighthawk RAX80 Fan Not Working

Why are you sending me a response that requires my Username and Password?

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Razor512
Prodigy

Re: Nighthawk RAX80 Fan Not Working

If you restart the router, or factory reset it, does the fan come on during the self test that it runs on bootup?

 

Usually when the Netgear routers that have a fan, the fan profiles are set where the fan almost never comes on.

 

Also if the router was ever used in a dusty environement, or has a lot of visible dust on the fan blades, try using an air duster, or even a vacuum cleaner hose to see if you can induce some airflow that will cause the fan to spin (only allow it to spin slowly to see if it is able toturn freely). The reason for this, is in rare cases, if dust builds up within the fan hub area, or if the fan has gotten stiff over time, that can prevent the initial movement needed to get a low torque brushless DC motor spinning.

non-industrial case fans tend to be very low torque since their use cases typicaly only need a tiny amount of torque.

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thehypnootoad
Luminary

Re: Nighthawk RAX80 Fan Not Working

Thats for you to login to your router but will enable netgear so called secret menu where will have option to see if the fan is turmed off or if its only set to come on certain temp etc.....
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