Stock Fan To Usb Mod Queries
Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:19 PM
I recently bought a used 360 in which the fans weren't working.
After a bit of investigating I found that the fan socket on the mobo was shot.
I've done the 12v fan mod using the drive power cable and it works but its far too noisy.
I've now modded the fans with a usb lead to get the 5v and it works but will it overload the usb port on the back if its constantly on while the console is on? Thanks.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:33 PM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:35 PM
I haven't installed the fans as of yet, just got them working out of the console at the mo, so not sure about transfer speeds, but I'll try them tonight after work.
Sorry if this is an obvious question but were should I be bridging to and from?
Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:05 PM
Edited by Androxilogin, 01 August 2012 - 04:06 PM.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:27 PM
I'll have another look at the traces but when I first checked out the board I couldn't see any issue.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:20 PM
Transfer speeds don't seem to be any different with the USB fan installed but I have two 360's and the fan seems a lot quieter on the usb fan one, and its blowing very hot.
I've now read that the Stock fan powered normally fluctuates depending on the temp of the console. So as the usb method poses a risk of overheating I'm going to revert back to the 12v mod, also the USB ports are always on which means turning off at the hard to get to wall plug everytime.
Thanks for the help anyway.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:02 PM
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