[SOLVED] Can you fix a lost pin on an RGB Header?

FranticSkunk

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Hello!

I've just noticed that the RGB on one of my fans isn't working and so upon closer inspection, I've some how managed to lose a pin on my RGB Header, this header is a wire that connects to my pump (Corsair H115i Pro) and so I'm guessing if I wanted to get this RGB to work again I'd need to buy a whole new cooler although there must be another way?

For whatever reason I couldn't attach a photo so I've uploaded it here you go: https://ibb.co/vHMKY2X
 

hotaru.hino

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You can in various ways. The ideal way would be to figure out what kind of pin it was (it's probably a 0.1" or 0.05" pitch header pin), take out the wire, install a new crimp with the pin, and shove it back into the connector. There's also the MacGuyver way by taking any metal pin (like say a sewing needle) that is roughly the same size, shoving it through the connector, and finding a way to connect it to the appropriate wire.

But otherwise yes, it's fixable.
 
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hotaru.hino

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You can in various ways. The ideal way would be to figure out what kind of pin it was (it's probably a 0.1" or 0.05" pitch header pin), take out the wire, install a new crimp with the pin, and shove it back into the connector. There's also the MacGuyver way by taking any metal pin (like say a sewing needle) that is roughly the same size, shoving it through the connector, and finding a way to connect it to the appropriate wire.

But otherwise yes, it's fixable.
 
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