Yes, that will work. The way I do it is that I stick a razor blade behind the leg and using the soldering iron I heat up the leg as I lift it. Practice on an old motherboard first to get the hang of it.
Here is a guide that should help
Thanks for the link to that article. I've got everything figured out except for one last thing. When I tried to unplug the fan i snapped the connector off the motherboard. I soldered on a new connector but it only reads .3-.5 volts when it is powered on. Does the fan only kick on when the unit gets hot or should it always be on?
Ok, so the latest update is that the fan voltage doesn't ever go above .3 now so it won't power the fan. Also I'm fairly certain I messed up the Romeo mod as now the dvd drive won't even spin up. I tested it in another ps2 and it won't spin up in that one. I'm afraid to put the working drive in the modded one as I'm not sure if I screwed up the Romeo mod and that is what caused the drive to stop working. Any further help would be greatly appreciated.
So it turns out I'm an idiot and the ribbon cable to the dvd drive was messed up. So that actually works.
Right now I'm trying to figure out how to rig this fan back in there. There are four pads from where the molex connector ripped off the v9 mobo. Two look like they are just there for support and aren't connected to anything. The other two look like two small feet very close to each other. when I solder leads off of them so I can test the voltage I never pull anything over .3v. Did I screw something else up on the mobo and if so is there an alternate place to pull 7 volts to run the fan?
Thanks once again to EJM and anyone who can provide any help.
I think the voltage varies on the fan depending on how much heat needs to be decipated, so you may be okay. Your right, the 3 prongs are ground and voltage and on the sides the anchors are gound. So just hook the main prongs again and you'll be fine.
Mine has 4 prongs total together. Two large pads that don't appear to lead anywhere and may be grounds or just for mounting the connector. The other two appear to be the positive and negative lines. I've soldered wire to them and connected them to a fan that i know works with no luck even after letting the console heat up a while.
The problem is that I lost the molex connector. The fan says that it is a 7volt fan so I was wondering if you knew of an alternative spot on the board that I could pull 7 volts from to power the fan. Or if you though hooking up a resistor to step down the voltage to 7 volts to the positive line of the fan and hooking it up directly to one of the 12 volt lines on the PSU would work?