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How to connect ps3 fan to the PSU? 40gb fat
How to connect ps3 fan to the PSU? 40gb fat –
Does anyone know how to accomplish this?
My fan connector has gone on the motherboard, just makes a weird buzz sound for a few seconds and nothing.
Is there a way to do this without soldering or will i have to get a soldering iron?
im not sure what it takes to power the fan but i think the first thing i would try is to simply power the fan by usb, then i guess if you didnt want to solder you could cut the wires so about 1-2cm of bare wire is visable if thats possible then pop it out of one of the vent holes on the back of the ps3 and twist the wires with a usb connector on with the wires from the fan real good then use electrical tape to ensure there covered and no wire is exposed then plug it into a front usb slot on your ps3 i have no idea if the fan can be powered by 5 volts very well because its a pretty big fan but im guessing it can.
this is just a thought though not a guide lol
Were Did I Go Wrong...
The fan is 12 volts, USB won't cut it... Well are we talking phat or slim? Phat is 12 volts, slim is almost-certainly 12 volts, too, but if you want a place to solder to a 12v tap on the mobo, it varies by model.
i new it was big but 12volts ouch, as you say there will be probs 1 or 2 solder points you could attach it too or if you must i suppose you could power it externally but thats risky
Were Did I Go Wrong...
I've soldered to like 5v taps on Xbox 360 motherboards (all kinds of solderable taps on those), never any PS3, but I have read of taps on the PS3 mobos... Alternatively, if you run that wire outside the console, you can electrical-tape the wires to the end of a DC adapter that puts out 12 volts... Of course then it'll run at full power indefinitely.... What's wrong with the default slot for the fan again?
The fan connector stopped working for some reason. It's still attached to the board and was working fine. The 3 pins are not bent at all. If i could find an 'internal' solution to help me out that would be great. If i have to solder I will give it a go lol. By the way it's a CECHG02 model 40gb phat model.
Shit even if you found a 12v tap within reach of the short fan cable, it would be on full-blast unless you install like a custom regulator switch/knob... I guess that's not so bad, I rigged an Xbox 360 fan duo to go full-blast always, sold it, but for all I know it could still be RROD-free because of that.
I don't have schematics of the CECHG mobo laying around, but Google may bring better luck, or you may want to start a new thread with the title "CECHG 12v solder points?".
Thanks for that mate. I don't know too much about it but I'll google it and see what I can come up with.
Originally Posted by jimmyco2008