Free PS5 with broken fan connector
I just got a free PS5 from a cousin with a broken fan connector
Apparently while trying to clean dust of it, he used too much force/too little care to remove the fan connector, and ripped the connector of the motherboard clean. To make things better, he tried to superglue the connector (facepalm) to the motherboard. Which didn’t work of course as he ripped the traces
I’m not good enough at soldering to attempt this repair, nor is there a repair shop where I live that does micro soldering (sad reality really) so I’m trying to power the fan by outside.
The PS5 does not care there isn’t a fan connected, as I can power it on and even play for a minute before a “too hot” warning comes up. The fan uses a 3 pin connector, 12v, ground, pwm. From the research I did on the web, the pwm connector needs to have a signal, or it won’t spin. Of course I don’t care for fan speed control, having it at max speed is fine by me
Any insights on what I can do/buy to power this fan?