Need alternative power source for fan

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by androidarmy, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. androidarmy, Aug 2, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012

    androidarmy macrumors newbie


    Feb 8, 2012
    San Pedro, Ca
    I was monkeying around doing some work on my MBP and I broke the socket on the mother board the left fan plugs into. Tried to re-solder. Tried using a conductive pen. Tried hard-soldering the wee wires to the MB, all to no avail.
    Ultimately, I connected an old USB cord to the fan, ran it out the back to plug into a USB port. It's okay, but I have to plug it in and unplug it all the time because it keeps running when the MBP goes to sleep. And although I don't go mobile that much, it's a pain when I do.

    Does anybody have any suggestions as to how I could fix this? I don't know that much about effecting repairs to solder joints on circuit board, but I am willing to learn.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If you can't solder the wires or a new connector back on you're pretty much SOL.

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