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Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

I have an Galaxy External enclosure that I'm in the process of selling with a 250gig seagate hdd.

The fan in the enclosure has never worked, But I didnt bother to send it in for replacement as it didnt seem to hinder temps as they remained around 32c.

The fan uses a small white 2 pin connector to plug into the externals board.

Its a 80mm fan.

I was wondering if there was a way to take it out and replace it with another fan, But what about the 2pin white connector, What would I need to do if another fan has 3 wires, instead of 2 like it is on the fan.
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Two-pin just means it's a traditional, unmonitored DC fan. Simply cut and splice the two pin connector onto the power lines of the fan of your choice (usually black and white or black and red) and you'll be good to go.
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Thanx

Do you know where I can get a fan that has 2 wires?
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Originally Posted by Fantomau View Post
Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

I have an Galaxy External enclosure that I'm in the process of selling with a 250gig seagate hdd.

The fan in the enclosure has never worked, But I didnt bother to send it in for replacement as it didnt seem to hinder temps as they remained around 32c.

The fan uses a small white 2 pin connector to plug into the externals board.

Its a 80mm fan.

I was wondering if there was a way to take it out and replace it with another fan, But what about the 2pin white connector, What would I need to do if another fan has 3 wires, instead of 2 like it is on the fan.
The 2-pin is normally used for video cards and LED's but what I did to get a bigger fan on my old video card is just connect the wires on the 3-pin to the proper 2-pin one. Cut off the RPM sensor.

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Two-pin just means it's a traditional, unmonitored DC fan. Simply cut and splice the two pin connector onto the power lines of the fan of your choice (usually black and white or black and red) and you'll be good to go.
See I think he's talking about the other kind of two-pin. OP, can you tell us what it looks like?
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Thanx

Do you know where I can get a fan that has 2 wires?
Just use a normal 80mm that has 3 wires, and don't use the signal wire (usually yellow). That wire is just used to report the RPM of the fan, the other 2 need to be connected for it to work
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post #6 of 20
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Look to the left of the AMD logo and theres a small white 2 plug connector. Its similiar to that.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/galle...01_Card_01.jpg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fantomau View Post
Look to the left of the AMD logo and theres a small white 2 plug connector. Its similiar to that.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/galle...01_Card_01.jpg
That's what I was tlaking about. I don't have any pics, but I just cropped both wires and twisted then together black-black, red-red and cut the yellow/blue one. Then use electrical tape and seal off the exposed part. After that I use a zip-tie and tie it to the max around it, so that it'll never come loose like electrical tape often does.
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I believe the fan to be a 80mm15
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You could just grab a replacement 2-pin fan like one of these and save yourself the trouble of splicing. I neglected to mention the non-ghetto option. You'll need to take note of the size of your plug (16m being standard, 7mm being smaller, like what you might find on a GPU)

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=2670
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=2671
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HE already determined it's like the GPU ones. I win with the first good guess

If I were him I would get one of those LED 80mmx15mm fans and doing the 3 minutes of work, would be much worth it IMO

Plus costs less!

http://www.directcanada.com/products...ufacture=HIPER
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