How to fix internal fan to usb?
So I was following the hard drive replacement tutorial for the Mac Mini, and everything was going great. I had done it a couple of times before, and never had an issue.
But this time, when reconnecting the fan, the 4 prongs connected to the motherboard broke off!
Without running (and ruining) the mac, I thought of ways to fix this.
I tried to solder, but I couldn't get the blobs small enough, and I was just too shaky.
I am currently using a replacement internal fan (same fan, just another than the original) connected to a usb, with the red and black wires connected.
So my question is: is there a better way about fixing this?
I am not a fan (pun intended) of it running while the computer is asleep, but am not going to run it without a fan.
I was also wondering that in the USB cable there were two other data wires (white and green) and if these connected to the other two wires of the fan would it help? But every time I added these wires to the mix of the red and black the fan stopped working.
Is this a good question?