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I had to make a few of the same cables a few weeks back. I didn't bother to read through pages 2-4, so if this has been liked, I appologize.

The pins you need are the 25cent "option" in http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18...tl=g44c155s641

Beware using the 8-way adapter. When I used my 4-way, the power was split, even though it is wired in parallel.
 
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Thanks for helping first!

Okay, well I am positive red is w/ red, and etc. , so it's not a wiring issue. The psu molex works fine since I tested the same molex connector w/ my WC system. So there's a short somewhere. I also smelled a faint burning-type smell when it went off.

How should I go about fixing the short?

THAN YOU very much!
If you are sure the wiring is done correctly....

With the PSU off, plug only the fan splitter into the PSU. If the PSU turns on, then no short. Turn off PSU, then plug only one fan in and test again. If the PSU turns on, no short there. If all works, then test each fan header with the same fan.

Also, it would be a good idea to solder and wrap all the connectors to eliminate any chance of shorts.
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I had to make a few of the same cables a few weeks back. I didn't bother to read through pages 2-4, so if this has been liked, I appologize.

The pins you need are the 25cent "option" in http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18...tl=g44c155s641

Beware using the 8-way adapter. When I used my 4-way, the power was split, even though it is wired in parallel.
Well I made my own cable already, but thanks. And I really hopes the power splitting thing doesnt happen to me !!
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If you are sure the wiring is done correctly....

With the PSU off, plug only the fan splitter into the PSU. If the PSU turns on, then no short. Turn off PSU, then plug only one fan in and test again. If the PSU turns on, no short there. If all works, then test each fan header with the same fan.

Also, it would be a good idea to solder and wrap all the connectors to eliminate any chance of shorts.
Okay, well I'm pretty sure the short is in the wiring. I'll try electrical tape. If that doesn't work, I guess I'll have to solder (Not a big fan of soldering ).

Thanks
Edited by jetboy623 - 8/24/11 at 3:03pm
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It's not the cable that's causing the short, it is the power port. The power port is causing the short
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Here is the cable I made:

I soldered them together, and put some heat shrink on. I tested it, and there was some short again. I finally found the short. On the power port, two leads are non-intentionally soldered together. See this picture:

The red oval represents where the non-intentional soldering was done by the manufacturer. I will desolder this in the middle, then solder the two leads again. Hopefully this will fix the short...

Thanks for your patience guys
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Cool, except that I'm hooking it up to a fan controller.
well buy another 3 pin molex female plug and cut/strip and solder the ends your self a $0.50 part and then your good to go.
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well buy another 3 pin molex female plug and cut/strip and solder the ends your self a $0.50 part and then your good to go.
Did you see my previous post?
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Here is the cable I made:

The red oval represents where the non-intentional soldering was done by the manufacturer. I will desolder this in the middle, then solder the two leads again. Hopefully this will fix the short...

Thanks for your patience guys
Well, I can't see pic

Are you sure this is unintentional?
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Well, I can't see pic

Are you sure this is unintentional?
Yes, becuase all the rest are not soldered together, and to me, it's almost common sense that they shouldn't be soldered together. Think about it. You have a male 3-pin connector. The black and yellow pins are touching each other. Where would that get you?

That's how I know it is un-intentional...
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Did you see my previous post?
Na sorry cobber, I didn't. But I am sure you have the skills to use a soldering iron.

And that you can identify a red and black cable and get them to match at the other end.

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Yes, becuase all the rest are not soldered together, and to me, it's almost common sense that they shouldn't be soldered together. Think about it. You have a male 3-pin connector. The black and yellow pins are touching each other. Where would that get you?

That's how I know it is un-intentional...
Good work
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 8/26/11 at 7:52pm
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