PS3 fan connection on the mobo faulty

May 7, 2011 at 14:10:13
Specs: Windows XP

ps3 fan connection faulty due to the board connector breaking off.Is this repairable?

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May 8, 2011 at 05:57:07

Is this repairable?
Maybe... If the board has physical damage, crack or break, it can get tricky. Most boards are multilayer. If other internal circuit traces are broken, you'll have to solder in a jumper to form a splice.
A connector will need desoldered to remove the old, and resoldered to install the new. A cheap hobby solder iron will destroy the board for sure. It has to be rated for digital or computer circuit repair. The process of circuit isolation and grounding for safety should also be followed. A heat sink may also be needed, depending on proximity to other components.
If it doesn't work now, you have nothing to loose by trying.

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May 8, 2011 at 08:18:09

Just plug the fan into the power supply & be done with it. The board isn't worth repairing. BTW, you may need an adapater for the fan plug.

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May 8, 2011 at 12:16:54

I like mickliq's solution.
The only problem I have encountered with this is when the BIOS is looking for fan speed readings to boot. If it doesn't get a cpu fan reading, some systems will not run long enough to change / disable the check / monitor fan setting in BIOS.
Otherwise, flawless!

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August 6, 2011 at 21:31:25

Hello mickliq,
I also have the same issue with the connector, it broke off when I was reassembling PS3 after YLOD fix, now everything works but fan doesn't. could you please illustrate me on exactly what I need to do to connect it to the power supply? and by power supply, you mean the one that comes with the PS3 next to the BD drive? I would really appreciate your help

Thank you

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