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Post By Pheonix81
Post By Pheonix81
Adding a 120mm PC Case fan to PS3
Adding a 120mm PC Case fan to PS3 –
Not sure if this is the right place to be posting this so i apologise in advance but it is my first post so dont flame me too bad lol
So basically i have been searching the internet for the last month or so trying to find out how i'd go about soldering in a 120mm case fan wiring to somewhere on the PS3. And could not find it anywhere so through my own experimentation i have sucessfully completed it myself and thought i'd share.
What you will need -
Philips Screw Driver
120mm Pc Case fan + Screws
Soldering Iron + Solder
Stanley Knife\Craft Knife
Insulation Tape\ Electrical Tape
Okay so here goes...
Disassemble your ps3 until your left with just the underside shell
Cut a hole roughly 100mm Square dead centre in the underside of the shell with your multitool
Match up your case fan with the hole you just cut and mark out the 4 screw holes
Remove the Case fan and drill out the holes until you get a decent sized small hole, DO NOT over drill as the screws will not fit and you'll have to bodge it with some nuts and bolts which is a nightmare
Drill a 5th hole roughly 5cm in from where the power cord connects to the ps3
Cut the 3pin molex from the case fan and attach the fan to the underside of your PS3 shell (BEFORE doing this step you may want to check which way the air blows OUT from your case fan)
Reassemble the heatsinks, power and backing plastics, fan seating and PS3 fan.
Take the PS3 fan power cable and take a small slice of plastic off each of the coloured cables at different point on each of them ONCE ( make sure you can see enough wire inside each of the cables as we'll be soldering to these)
Now solder each of the wires in this order Black to Black - Yellow to Grey - Red to Brown
Once this is done tape up each solder point with Electrical tape so that nothing will touch the solder points and short out
Reassemble your PS3
pictures would be good mate was thinking of doing something like this but adding some light mods onto it aswell and maybe getting a mould done in clear perspex to add more lights will do it with 1 of my spare ps3's first though so i dont mess up any of the ones i use
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Pheonix81....What a wonderful project, mate.
I dont know how to solder stuff, but I am going to learn.
Are these tools from ok?
"Dremel 300 series"
"J&L 60 Watts Soldering Iron, UL listed"
Got some questions too,
What will the " Philips Screw Driver" be used for??
and won't the electrical tape melt down if PS3 reaches high temps in Summer?