I successfully placed my harddrive and fan on the i-opener, and everything works great. My only question is the best way to secure the fan power source. I currently have the fan hooked up to Pin 9 and Pin 10 on the serial port for power. I am using electrical tape to hold it in place. However, I fear that the wires will become disconnected or touch, and disable the fan. What would be the best method to permanently secure the wires?
I dug through my current pc and attached to one of the power cables was a small two wire black plug. I clipped it off hooked it to the serial and to the fan and bingo it worked. Check inside your existing pc you might find something similar like a speaker wire, or led, or switch wire that doesn't really do anything - clip it, splice it, and go.
First things first. I hope you solderd those wires the the BASE of the serial port. You can solder the wires to the little tabs going parallel with the MOTHER BOARD. as for holding the wires in place USE hot glue man its cheep easy and is removlable if needed. unlike silicon which is a RUAL B-I-H to get rid of. Plus hot glue is VERY quick there for you can aim or possion the wires just how you want them.
If you solder the wires to the base of the serial port connector you also save your self the port for later usage, for example if you where to get the serial mod that i make :). would make life a lot easyer to just be able to PLUG the serial port in with the mini 10pin header i use.
Life is better when its easyer.
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