XCM Core Cooler Power Cable Burnt Out, not supplying power to DVDDrive

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    I was putting together my LED set for the Ghost Case on Xbox when I smelled my Power Cable that the XCM Core Cooler v2 burn all to hell. It still powered the Core Cooler Fans, but the DVD Drive got absolutely no power and I plugged in another power cable and the DVD Drive powered up. Is there any way I can just splice the Core Cooler Fan wires to the 12v source on my LED set power cable? i don't want to risk my motherboard being destroyed because I've never soldered.
     
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    Just get a small soldering iron and pre-tin the wires.
    Then solder them to the back of the 360.

    You shouldn't solder stuff to the DVD Powercable in the first place.
     
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    I have absolutely no idea how to solder, and where exactly TO solder the two little wires if i cut them off of the pin.
     
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    You can saftely connect it to the same line, just extend it at the end and attach a new connector, colour to color. Make sure you're connecting it in a series connection.
     
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    To the DVD Drive Power Cable or the Motherboard?
     
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    Don't touch the motherboard if you don't know what you're doing - attach the LED panel at the end of the fans that you already connected. What's more expandable - your fans or your XBox?

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    I realize the drawing is crude, but bare with me - my MSPaint skills are limited.
     
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    He could also splice a USB cable and attach the fans to that.
    Then plug it into the back.
     
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    That is actually a far safer solution.

    I would go a mile further - I'd attach a USB connector at the end of this line and simply plug it in at the front of the console.
     
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    The fans would run on ~5v then and make less noise that way.
    Plugging it into the front indeed is a good idea since the back port is usually used for the WLAN and Kinect. (if it is a Phat)
     
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    So how exactly do I splice one and plug it in the FRONT panel? I only have one back panel for my Xbox Live Adapter :/
     
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    Check the USB pin-out online. Normally the red wire is 5V and the black one is ground (-).

    EDIT: Now that I think of it, it seems like he's using pre-made sets of fans/LED's that work on a fixed Voltage - these might need to be altered to work properly if they were designed to work at 12V natively.

    Photos of your "stuff" would be pretty useful.
     
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    So I cut my USB open, find the red wire, and splice the two cables from the fan into that so it runs at 5v?
     
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    Pretty much. Just grab any spare USB cable, cut one end off, attach the cables by colour, then at the end of the fan set you should have a bridge, disconnect it and connect the LED panel to it. Should work. If the LED's don't light up then the voltage is insufficient, but the fans should work anyways.
     
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    Okay, thank you very much, I'm going to go try that in a minute if I can find my electrical tape
     
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    Update: I'm fresh out of electrical tape, so I have to do this tomorrow. Will post the results tomorrow.
     

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