Mx17R4 gpu fan connection alternative.

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by rband, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. 2CPU

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    @rband Take it to a computer repair specialist/shop to fix. Anyone that does iphone/ipad fixes can repair the trace connections and likely glue down a replacement header.
     
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    I am one lf those board level repair specialist. Ir turns out thr new fan i ordered on line was a bad one too. I used my benchtop power supply to check the middle 2 wires. Ans yeah. I still cant believe the point of 2 bad fans a in a row. Lol

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    Thanks for the reply , i wonder how much it would cost?
     
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    Probably $5 in parts and ten min. Depends on the shop.
     
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    That`s not too bad , but it ripped pretty good , some of the board material came of with the plug lol.
     
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    If you bring the parts that came off it will make it even easier. Really you just scratch the trances and solder small wires to repair the missing lines. Glue the old header back in the same spot and tell you to be careful in the future.
     
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    It was a board bought from Aliexpress so the state of the connector was questionable.
     
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    I would proactively find a replacement connector to bring with you for the repair then. Or buy a set of connectors so the fan end can be replaced to mate up.
     
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