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repair fan header

anyone know the tools or guide on how to repair a broken wire from 4pin fan header?
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easiest way to fix it is grab another cable, either from an old GPU or via an adapter like this. just cut your current header off and cut the new header off that cable and attach the wires.

you could also strip the wire and figure out how to re-insert it (likely similar to this but the pictures are god awful), remove the pin in the connector, attach the wire to the pin, and reinsert the pin. I've done it to molex connectors way back when but never a PWM or mini-PWM, but the same idea should apply.

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anyone know the tools or guide on how to repair a broken wire from 4pin fan header?

You could re-terminate the wire, though you would need a crimping tool, the terminals are 5 for .25 cents US.


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Quote: Originally Posted by smilinjohn View Post
You could re-terminate the wire, though you would need a crimping tool, the terminals are 5 for .25 cents US.


https://mainframecustom.com/shop/cab...molex-5-count/



those are for molex and not what the OP should buy, lol. the pins are bigger than his entire connector.

he needs them for mini-PWM.

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Yeah just resolder it, you don't even need new pins or connector.

No you don't need crimping tool for the pins either and those tools are pricy. Again you can use pliers to crimp it if you want to, I solder it, that's better.

If the cable is too short and getting damaged like that, it's better to extend it and protect it better.
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those are for molex and not what the OP should buy, lol. the pins are bigger than his entire connector.

he needs them for mini-PWM.



They have those too Pook, they have those too.

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They have those too Pook, they have those too.

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