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Is it safe to cut the wires to the LED on my case fans?

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My stock case fans (the ones that came w/ my case) have LEDs on em, and it annoys me. Will it mess up my fan if i clip the wires going to the LEDs?
post #2 of 9
No it won't hurt the fans, just make sure it's a clean cut and the two leads are not touching each other(a short)
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post #3 of 9
Try dark touch-up paint and avoid the risk of cutting wires.
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post #4 of 9
I would just cut the wires and put some electric tape on them.
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post #5 of 9
you can carfully pull the sticker off the centre of the fan, then get a soldering iron and CAREFULLY heat up the led wires in the centre and pull them out, that way you have led's on wires for use elwhere. and it looks neater
    
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post #6 of 9
snip them, no harm...

or get some new cheap fans without LEDs
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post #7 of 9
what is your case BTW?

and i would just clip and seal with electrical tape.
    
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post #8 of 9
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166004

^ that is my case

And I like the 80mm fans that came w/ em, they're pretty powerful.
post #9 of 9
what does it transform into?

I would snip all the wires not needed, and then use a glue gun to fill up the small cavity.
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