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post #11 of 21
Those get bent easily. You shouldn't try to bend it back because that will make the metal brittle and is really unnecessary. This happens when companies decide not to use Surface mount devices.

(BTW it is a voltage regulator like gymenii pointed out but I don't see why it would be necessary considering we have 12 and 5 volt dedicated lines.)

EDIT: Argh they sand papered the top of it so I can't see the part #. Oh well, looks like it's function will remain a mystery to me .
Edited by MahiMahiMahi - 11/1/10 at 2:27pm
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post #12 of 21
At the rate these things are put together its not uncommon. Always a good idea to check like you did, before any power is applied.
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Always a good idea to check like you did, before any power is applied.


I am not sure what you mean. Do you mean out of the case like I did? Power is supplied to where?
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post #14 of 21
I was thinking about buying the Lamptron FC-5 V2 fan controller, but I could find it for sale at two e-tailers. Makes me wonder why was that part bent in the first place.
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I am not sure what you mean. Do you mean out of the case like I did? Power is supplied to where?
Yes, tested out of the case first, then install.
post #16 of 21
It's easy to have those parts "bent." A lot of the time it's not really bent at all, just wasn't soldered in straight. It probably isn't a good idea for it to be touching another circuit element though (especially since those things heat up).
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It's easy to have those parts "bent." A lot of the time it's not really bent at all, just wasn't soldered in straight. It probably isn't a good idea for it to be touching another circuit element though (especially since those things heat up).
That's kinda what I was thinking so I just bent them back. Anyway you guys made me feel better about the whole thing. The voltage regulators are not loose and everything seems to work fine outside of the case. I only tested one fan on all the channels. Is there a better way of testing everything?
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post #18 of 21
mine was a little bent when i got it and i pushed it delicately back into place. works like a charm.
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mine was a little bent when i got it and i pushed it delicately back into place. works like a charm.
Yeah me too. Thanks!
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Same here if it makes you feel better
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