I took apart my xbox yesterday to look at the what type of fans it uses. The system should have control of the fan speed setting them higher when hot and slower when cool.
It looks like the connector to the motherboard on the xbox is a 4 pin connection in a square configuration, one pin at each corner, HOWEVER each fan only gets 2 of the pins.
This would mean that as long as I use any 2 pin 60mm computer fan the only thing I have to worry about getting right is the polarity. Obviously I want the fans to exhaust the air not blow inwards.
This also means that the xbox just uses voltages to adjust fan speed rather than the 3 pin type or the 4 pin type. This should also mean that the xbox is unaware of the current RPM of the fans, so its safe to assume that I should get fans that move an equivalent or greater amount of air to avoid the same issue of having the fans run on high all the time.
Does anyone have a suggestion on a replacement fan that has worked for them?
This post has been edited by theboss235: Sep 30 2012, 09:26 PM