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I was told by someone on here that the MCP355 has a repair kit on ebay. I think I found it and it's about $15. Does anyone know if there are any videos out for how one would do this? I really need to replace my stock fan with my watercooling setup which is collecting dust.

Is this what I need, first of all? Laing DDC pump 18W repair kit SMT soldered MCP355

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i've seen the kits
the one I seen said it comes with instructions

from what i've seen its not a majorly complicated ordeal
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If you have a good hand to solder, then it's easy to do. If you are a flumble-bumble at soldering you will waste your time and money.
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I have a friend that used one of those. Make sure you are god at soldering. It is great tho...
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SFM soldering is a pain in the arse man.
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So here is what you are basically have to do with the PCB from that KIT:

But be warned, that it (MCP355 repair kit) is not 100% compatible with ddc3.x pumps. It is made for DDC1 and DDC2-series pumps while DDC3 pumps need some mod to work properly with this blue PCB kit. Moreover, the power drawn will increase using that PCB. Current consumed by DDC3 pump with that repair kit can reach up-to 2.1A for stock top and up-to 2.35A with an aftermarket one.
Edited by Artem - 3/13/11 at 3:04pm
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