Broken Fan Connector - Can I connect Both Fans Together?
I had the dreaded GPU issue on my Early 2011 Unibody MBP 17" about 18 months ago, and had relegated it to the cupboard as too expensive to repair and got a second hand Air instead to tide me over until I got something better.
Any way, long story short. Found an article recently that recommended taking Logic Board out and cooking it in the oven to fix the GPU solder. I did and my MBP now boots fine! Success. So very happy with that.
The downside is that I broke the fan connector for the right fan clean off the logic board while removing the connector.
I am debating re-soldering it, but this does come with risk (my fat fingers being that risk!), so was wondering whether I could connect the wires straight into the wires for the left fan. I appreciate it would mean they both came on together, but is that a problem? I don't know if one sucks while one blows or whether they both do the same thing anyway.
Any advice much appreciated.
Thanks for the reply
I have posted the pictures below.
I did some Googling and people advise to solder with 0.5mm solder and micro tip. I've soldered before but many many years ago. I'd need to buy a soldering iron but that is low cost compared to taking this to a specialist to do.
Is this a good question?