umm im a bit unsure about inspecting the contacts what am i looking for?
also the fan mate doesnt have any screws and dont know how to open it :s
The fanmate does pop apart (iirc), but does not use screws. Again, take a close look at the controller and look for a seam all the way around the perimeter.... this should be the seperation point. I am sorry that I can not be any more exact, it has been awhile since I messed with my 9700.