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Thermaltake Symphony Mini water cooler making annoying rattling sounds!

I don't know what to do. My CPU cooler is making really annoying rattling sounds and its driving me crazy!!!!

Anyone have any ideas


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  • simmsa Sep 16, 2008

    Sorry I forgot to mention it was a water cooler and pretty sure the noise is coming from a pump not a fan

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    i have the same type of problem, my new thermaltake water pump has started making a clicking sound, it appers to work fine but the sound it annoying and i am worried that it may be the end for my new system, there are no hose kinks, no leaks, no air in the circut, the pump just clicks constantly

  • BillyJoe3030 Apr 23, 2009

    Hello I have the same problem , I have to replace the pump but dunno how to do.
    No way to register to thermaltake forums, I found one post exactly describing my problem though:


    I tried disassembling the system to reach to the dead pump so that I can pull it out and replace it with a new pump . 

    Half way through there was absolutely no way to unscrew the pumps. I unscrewed the base of the system and reached the area where pumps are loacted. The problem is that both pumps are screwed to the body of the system wich is a big cast of Alu. There are screws there but no way to reach them at all unless I cut the body of the Symphony where the pumps are located. 

    Any tips on how to dismantle the pumps off the Symphony Cooling kit are highly appreciated. 

    At this point it seems that failure of a single pump in Symphony calls for the whole package to be replaced as there is no way to reach for the pumps.

    But as the member above posted he will be getting a replacement pump it clearly means there's a way to replace the pump, the question is how?


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What I have done is called Thermaltake and they are sending me a new pump that can be replaced.
Hopefully that will solve my problem...

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Check the screws of the fan if it is seated properly. Then check your system unit if it is leveled on the ground. Or it could be dust or rust. You can try oiling up the fan.Open up the sticker of the fan and put little oil in it and put back the sticker. You may need to put extra tape as the oil may hinder the sticker from sticking back to the fan.

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  • Kirk Philipson Chan Sep 16, 2008

    Ah, I'm not acquainted with the water cooling systems, but you could check the hose for any bent. Bent hoses may give extra load to the water pump. Just a guess.


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