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Old 12-22-2009, 03:28 PM   #11
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Default Re: Firewire to USB? Interesting idea...

This thread is merely here to discuss the possibility of powering the USB fans with my firewire ports on the back of my cable modem.

I'll try to find a male firewire to female USB adapter, but I'm having no such luck. I might consider getting a male to male (firewire to USB) adapter and purchasing a gender changer for the USB sides, but this would be a little messy. Might even consider a USB hub for something like this now.

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Old 12-22-2009, 03:38 PM   #12
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How about just buying some AC powered fans? You could also hardwire the fans onto the device. I did that with my Onkyo receiver because the internal fan controller died. So it kept overheating. There were multiple 12v leads on the main PCB so I just went off of those. It's loud as hell (because it's an 80mm) but it keeps the device real cool.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up purchasing two USB powered fans that will work off my cable box. I'll be cutting up the cabinet and placing the fans on top of it next weekend sometime.
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