How to reconnect accidentally torn hard-drive thermal sensor wires?
Following the guide here for replacing the hard drive, I had to detach a cable connector from the hard-drive thermal sensor. Trying to pry out the "connector" I torn 3 of the 4 wires.
I tried many work-arounds, such as
1. reconnecting the wires (I got the wire-ordering wrong, and the sensor reported -128 celsius…)
2. Remove the whole thermal-sensor cable, and rely on software (HDD Fan Control) to use the internal thermal sensor on the new hard-drive, via S.M.A.R.T reporting) but the software is not fully compatible with my iMac, and the mac stops cooling its PowerSupply (same fan as the hard-drive).
3. tried setting a lower limit for the fan to be "safe" using smcFanControl software, but that's way too noisy.
Last --- I MUST fix the original thermal sensor and re-attach it to the new hard-drive.
My problem is the ORDER of wires, with respect to the other side of the cable (connected on the motherboard).
Any electronics expert, or someone who could just open up his (similar) machine and report the right order to reconnect the wires?
I have no problem ironing the wires back --- I just need to know the right order.
Does anyone have a high-resolution of the hard-drive thermal sensor? Can anyone send in the order of wires (relative to their order on the connector on the other side of the cable) ??
The sensor is OK, and the cable is OK. only the wires close to the thermal-sensor itself are torn out.
Any info would be of great help. Thanks!
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