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Happened a long time ago but when I was taking off the stock coolers for my GTX 680's so I could put blocks on them for LCing them. I made the 100% newbie mistake of using needle nose pliers to unplug one of the stock cooler fan's and this is result




Now is there any way for me fix or replace the fan or is that more of question for EVGA (maker of the card) or should I just get a 3rd party cooler for when I'm done with LCing the card?
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Looks like you ripped the wires out of the pins? You can fix that. Pull the pins out of the plug, and either try bending thm open to reinsert the wires, or just cut the plug off completely, and splice the wires onto a plug from a busted fan or something

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post #3 of 6
Or pick up a fan from flea bay I know it costs but any rmas that may happen n they see the wires are broken or resoldered ect could cause issues.
My only other concern is the wires are all black so what goes where
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Thats an easy fix. You can fix it many different ways. I would take the metal tabs out of the connector and open up the crimps, strip the wires, re crimp and solder the connection. Put the tabs back in the connector (test polarity first so your fans spin in the right direction) and you are good to go.
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Originally Posted by Rollergold View Post

Happened a long time ago but when I was taking off the stock coolers for my GTX 680's so I could put blocks on them for LCing them. I made the 100% newbie mistake of using needle nose pliers to unplug one of the stock cooler fan's and this is result
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Now is there any way for me fix or replace the fan or is that more of question for EVGA (maker of the card) or should I just get a 3rd party cooler for when I'm done with LCing the card?

Mate, this same exact thing happened to me with my EVGA GTX690. I feel your pain. Thanks for posting this as I thought i was no longer able to RAM the card should something happen. Thanks to all that also posted some fixes. I'll give them a go.
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post #6 of 6
You may be able to repair it as others said by removing the pins from the plastic connector. The hard part will be figuring out what wire went where. If you mix it up, it may fry the fan/pwm controller instantly.
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