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Could i add a fan? ln52a850

by ChefJayeL / March 16, 2009 9:22 AM PDT
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Could i add a fan? ln52a850
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 16, 2009 11:12 AM PDT

ChefJayeL,

One of the benefits of the 8-Series design is that it is fanless. Historically, while they do cool, fans also do one of three things that causes major headaches:

1. Make unnecessary noise (taking away from movie experience)
2. Unnecessary circulation of air/dust
3. Break

Most of our LCD panels and plasma panels run on a fanless design, meaning the heat is dissipated throughout sinks within the unit. Simply put, the panel is designed to never require a fan. Such a reliance on a fan also means that if the fan were to break, you won't know until something that NEEDS a fan burns out. This keeps our panels running longer with fewer necessary repair calls.

We like to think of it as being innovative. I don't suppose adding a fan would hurt the unit in theory, but doing so is unnecessary and adds an additional reqiurement from the power supply. (and I might add, voids the warranty). It might cause more damage than anything.

That's my take on it. Thoughts?

--HDTech

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by ChefJayeL / March 16, 2009 11:52 AM PDT

Thanks for the quick response.

I believe that the 8 series does have fans. I seen one in the center towards the top and one just above the power cord. The tech was attaching them both to the new panel when he questioned "why is there not one near the inverter. There is a spot for it". In the link I posted above, there are other pictures to prove the placements of the fans. I do believe they are slowwww moving fans, but fans nonetheless. Still after further review I don't believe there was a place to power the fan from on the boards but I maybe wrong.
Let me know

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by ChefJayeL / March 16, 2009 12:00 PM PDT
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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 21, 2009 6:04 PM PDT
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ChefJayeL,

Heh, well it sure is hard to argue with a picture. Happy

I was under the impression that most of our panels used heatsink technology, so I'm sure you can imagine my surprise on this.

I'll check back and see what I can find. Nice work, though. It's not very often I have to eat my words. Grin

--HDTech

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