[sdiy] rigol scope fan noise!!

Tee synth-diy at dadacafe.org
Sat Jun 9 18:30:08 CEST 2012


On 09/06/2012 17:13, dan snazelle wrote:
> alright maybe i will try replacing the fan
> its kind of funny what a loud fan it has for the board it has inside.
> i was mainly just wondering if anyone else found a way to quiet these scopes down as over time it has gotten louder and louder.
> thanks

someone already did it:




> On Jun 9, 2012, at 11:00 AM, Scott Gravenhorst wrote:
>> Yeah, clean or - replace it.  I would NEVER just disconnect a fan on any commercial
>> equipment.  The engineers don't put parts into a device that are not _required_.  If
>> you disconnect it, there's a strong likelyhood that something more expensive than a fan
>> will be next to "go".
>> Make Noise <tony at makenoisemusic.com> wrote:
>>> Have you cleaned the fan? 
>>> Tony Rolando
>>> Make Noise
>>> http://www.makenoisemusic.com
>>> On Jun 9, 2012, at 9:46 AM, dan snazelle <subjectivity at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>> anyone else here have a rigol scope? the fan noise has always 
>>> been loud but in the last few days its started becoming more like 
>>> a whine. unbearable actually. > i was under the impression that a 
>>> squirrel was caught in it but a few good shakes did not turn up 
>>> anything rattling around. > > I am thinking about disconnecting 
>>> the fan and was wondering if anyone else has had these troubles > 
>>>>> thanks! > > > _______________________________________________ 
>> -- ScottG

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