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Is it safe to connect/disconnect a case fan into the motherboard while the PC is on?
     
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No.
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I have done it many times, nothing has happened. I must admit, I don't like doing it though, but I wasn't patient enough to reboot.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lonewolf371;11999921 
No.

This.

Nuff said. rolleyes.gif
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I do it often.
    
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post #6 of 25
I've done it before and nothing happened.

I connect/ disconnect my side panel fan from the molex connector all the time, never had a problem. Is it the safest thing to do? Probably not.
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post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by LXXIII;11999908 
Is it safe to connect/disconnect a case fan into the motherboard while the PC is on?

It is electically and technically safe.

However, just becareful not to hit anything.... especially if you wear rings or watches.
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post #8 of 25
I've done it before.Doesn't hurt anything.
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post #9 of 25
Not good practice, but you should be fine if you are careful.

But why risk it? Unless you are on a Pentium 3 just take the minute or two to be safe.
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post #10 of 25
i have only done it with molex and nothing ever happened. Just think about as if you have jumped a PSU. its the same thing...
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