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Hey guys, the fan controller I got is the Zalman Zm-Mfc1 plus. I just built my first pc so i'm kinda new to the whole process. I can't figure out how to connect the power because none of my cables fit. Heres some pictures.





Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 
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You need a female molex connector off your power supply.
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Im looking right now and I don't see anything that fits. Ill take some pictures of what looks like one, though.



They both seem to be too big.
 
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Im looking right now and I don't see anything that fits. Ill take some pictures of what looks like one, though.



They both seem to be too big.
The black connector is floppy-power.

The white connector (I believe) is exactly what you want. It should mate fine with the male connector at the bottom of fan controller in the first pic you posted. Be gentle, molex connectors are prone to getting bent or not seating properly if you're forceful.

(All this presumes Zalman didn't use some goofy proprietary connector...which I do not think is the case here.)
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The black connector is floppy-power.

The white connector (I believe) is exactly what you want. It should mate fine with the male connector at the bottom of fan controller in the first pic you posted. Be gentle, molex connectors are prone to getting bent or not seating properly if you're forceful.

(All this presumes Zalman didn't use some goofy proprietary connector...which I do not think is the case here.)
It is not fitting, i am almost positive its too large. Here is a picture trying to compare them in size.

 
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It is not fitting, i am almost positive its too large. Here is a picture trying to compare them in size.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/kDxFK.jpg[/IM G]
Bizzarro.

(stupid obvious question)-I presume it didn't come with a cable? A quick Google shows me different looking PCBs, including Zalman's own website, from the one you posted...with standard Molex 4-pin power input.

If it ain't molex or floppy power, don't look like either at that scale, I don't have a clue what it is short of being a proprietary connector.
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post #7 of 9
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I don't see any cables that would fit that it came with. I didn't get it from newegg or anything, i actually got it from a member here and he said he included all the cables. I will keep trying and once he gets on aim ill ask him
 
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I forgot to ship that cable, hah.
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He forgot to send me the cable lmao what a dumbass
 
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