Replacing a case fan

October 8, 2019 at 08:45:43
Specs: Windows 10
Hello! I own a corsair 570x crystal case. I installed a new gpu a week ago and I had to move the cables a bit. When I was cutting the ziplock I accidentally cut one case fan cable a bit so a bit of the copper is now exposed. It still works (?) and has electric tape around it.. It always seems to run and never disconnect. I want to change fan to another corsair sp120 fan. Any ideas how can I remove the original sp120 from the computers rgb system? Or can I just leave the case fan cable like that with electric tape? Can it cause troubles in future? All help appriciated thanks.

Update - I just checked my computer case and found out you can remove or add more sp120's to the cases rgb system.

How dangerous is it to leave the case fan cable like this ( with electric tape) for a longer time?

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October 8, 2019 at 09:00:05
If the insulation you applied to replace the damaged original is sound - then ought to be no problem. You might even consider using a little self amalgamating tape rather than standard insulation tape. Can be found at any decent electrical wholesaler, component store, possibly Home Depot - (B&Q in the UK) and similar places too; and of course online.

Self amalgamating tape.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sel...

Home Depot call it by a different name but it's same stuff:

http://tinyurl.com/y38rhjqy


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October 8, 2019 at 09:17:24
Thanks mate! Now I can be in peace :)

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October 8, 2019 at 11:25:10
I usually use heat shrink tape to seal bare wire and soldered joints. I just found this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Russell-In...

I'd buy it myself if I hadn't just bought the same thing for twice as much on amazon.


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