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Accidentally cut fan wire - how to reconnect?

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So I was cutting a zip tie in my case and I cut the wires on my case fan as seen in the picture below. How can I reconnect them together with the most low-profile of solutions?

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post #2 of 15
A soldering iron, and some heat shrink tubing, though by the looks of that fan, a few bucks will go far redface.gif
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post #3 of 15
You wil have to peel the platic carefully and twist the 2 ends to join them,then you can use a tape to put on top.
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post #4 of 15
strip the sheath, twist similar colored wires together, tape with electrical tape.

you could solder then heat-shrink-wrap the wires, but since you aren't sure how to reconnect them, I doubt you have the proper tools.
    
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post #5 of 15
You need to do some wire splicing. You'll need a wire stripper, electrical tape, soldering iron and solder...here's one of many tutorials on the topic on the internet:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2007/11/22/quick-tech-splice-wires/
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post #6 of 15
No biggy solder em up heat shrink to cover soldered wires then some cable sleeving to make pretty
post #7 of 15
Either strip them and twist them together, then cover with elec tape.

Or get those splicing things. A short tube lined with copper on the inside, about the diam. of a pencil. You stick one wire in each end and pinch them with pliers. I don't know what they're called but I'm sure you can get them at any hardware store.
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post #8 of 15
Carefully strip the the housing off of each wire to expose the actual strand of wire. If you have a solder iron twist each exposed strand for each color together and solder them together, then wrap each individual color in electrical tape as to not allow the expose strands to come in contact with each other causing a short. Then wrap all of them together once you have determined that the exposed strands are covered and wont come in contact with each other. If you do not have a solder iron you can twist them together and just use tape, just be extra careful not to pull on the cable.
post #9 of 15
Save your self all the trouble and just buy another fan for less than 5 buks.
    
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post #10 of 15
Car stereo crimp connectors can work if you dont have soldering iron...will be more secure then just twisting and taping
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