My fan has stopped working.

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  1. KalROFL
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    I ordered a replacement fan, and it too does not work. This leads me to believe that the three pins which supply power to the fan are no longer working. Is there some other way to power my 360 fan? If not, is there a way to fix the three pins which supply power to the fan?
     
  2. raulpica

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    You can get power from the DVD power connector.

    Use this pinout and it should be easy enough.

    Otherwise just follow any of the "12V fan mod" tutorials out there.
     
  3. KalROFL
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    Is there a method which does not require soldering?

    Also, I've heard that getting power from the DVD power connector can damage the console in the long run. Is this true?
     
  4. 67birdman

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    Why don't u just send it back to Microsoft?
     
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    If he tried a new fan, it means he opened his Xbox to do it so his warranty is void. No point in sending it back.
     
  6. KalROFL
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    I voided my warranty by flashing my DVD drive. I also did the xclamp fix, which means it's unlikely they'd believe I hadn't messed with it, even with the warranty sticker intact.
     
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    vergilite GBATemps Regular Clown

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    Liv-Liv-Liverpool YEAH!
    its irony that we get so many free games of microsoft by modding but then when the console craps out we cant send it back to microsoft I HATE IRONY [​IMG]


    p.s what ever you do dont try playing it without the fan i know it sounds obvious but unless you want red rings of death in like 10 min dont do it
     
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    just call microsoft and sent in your 360, if you get lucky you get a new console, if not then you can try to fix it again [​IMG]

    There are some voltage points you can use to power the fans.
    I recommend 7volt, its a good balance between noise and cooling.

    You can also replace the fan transistor but its a very small component so hard to solder [​IMG]
     
  9. 67birdman

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    hahah yea, that's sad [​IMG]
     
  10. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Meh. Urban legends I guess. It should have more than enough capacity to support both.

    Still, no method without soldering.
     
  11. playallday

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    Can't you just get power off the USB slots (5V x 2) or something?
     
  12. KalROFL
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    Hi everyone. I went out and got a soldering iron. I just want to make sure, it's red + brown on the 12V port, and black + blue on a ground, right? There appears to be a 12V connection on the mobo close to the GPU (it's right above a little circular... thing). It's in this picture, there's a red line drawn to it.

    http://www.360-hq.com/images/tutorials/upl...55_Wire_run.jpg

    Will that work? Thanks everyone.