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I want to add a 80mm fan...
I want to add a 80mm fan... –
The fan is for a computer so it has the molex power cablem, but when i connect it to the network adapter for power it only sends power when its seeking for the hdd. Is thier anyware i can solder this to the motherboard... safely. Also if i took it to a custom computer shop would they dremel it out for me... The fan is once again 80mm and it has four blue led so i want to put it in my ps2 with my clear blue fliptop. The fan specs are
Dimensions 80X80X25mm ( without the grill it will fit in the expansion bay... but still it only powers up when seeking for hdd)
I know that there was a thread on this but it really went no where. I would really like to know where would the safest point in a v9 motherboard to soder this fan. Also if can just power it outside the case with a battery pack...
I did it by just cutting out the top of the PS2 and hooking the power directly to the Power Board. Here are some pics. It's the same PS2 but I was in the middle of painting it. Its a work in progress and it's my first time doing it. The thing is that the fan is on even when you turn it off by holding the reset button. To turn it off you have to turn power off by the switch in the back. I can deal with that though, thats how I usually turn off the PS2.
Last edited by thugplayer04; 04-03-2005 at 11:29 PM.
ok did the fan actually fit in thier or did it stick out a little i cant tell from the pictures
The fan actually stuck out just a bit. I didn't set it all the way down so that it touched the heat sinks though. You could probably fit it so it would be flat with the PS2 cover if it would lay on the heat sinks.
also how did you power the fan... pictures... where did you solder to... what points./ I would really like to have pictures as i have no clue what i am doing... IM going to get a multimeter soon but i still would like to know what points youused
I just got a picture of the power supply board and circled the pins that show where i soldered it to. It was the easiest place for me to solder to. I think it is 12 volts so you need a 12 volt fan to solder it there.
I used the wires from the original fan, the 7V was the right voltage for me seeking silence.
ok so how do i access those pins if something is plugged in thier
The easiest would probably be to slit the insulation of the original fan wires, solder your fan in and tape.
this way it would only run while the ps2 is actaully on