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I have a fan mod on my video card where I attatched a fan to it

my zip tie recently broke so instead I just cut some wire from a power adapter and example would be like the wire from like a router adapter (the thing that plugs into the wall and goes to router)

i used that to replae the ziptie and its touching the back of the video card

could this cause anything to like fry? like doesent it have like copper inside the rubber
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post #2 of 6
As long as the insulation holds and is not worn down or melted (I really don't think either would happen) then you are golden. The wiring inside however will conduct a current.

I would try to improve that as soon as I could...

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how its not connected to anything.......its cut
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This is a really long-shot...

If the wire that you used to secure the fan is making contact with a PCB or traceway, and the insulation wears down, any points that contact the conductive line will become a closed circuit...


...but like I said, that probably would never happen as there is no friction (one would hope), and there is not enough heat to melt the insulation (again... one would hope).

If that wire is bound and makes contact to plastic pieces or perhaps even metal pieces that are not part of any circuitry, then you have no worries.

I would just keep an eye on the fan to ensure that the binding stays tight, fans that get loose can cause havok in mere seconds.

imho you really have nothing to worry about as any scenario that I have stated is one of extremes.

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hum like if the fan gets loose it will cut the wire...i mean iits tied around and the GTX to secure it.fan has nothing to do with it its a random wire i cut
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post #6 of 6
Sounds like you did a great McGyver-job, and that you have nothing to worry about.



Maybe post a pic?
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