Originally Posted by tiesum
Thanks for your reply. The PC fans I have have operate at relatively low maximum speed. When the TV would spin the fans to max speed this will not generate more noise than the standard fans. The 11 flashesI can live with. I want to give it a try soon. Do you know the type of fan connector used?
Sorry, the manual does not describe the connector itself or have a picture of it. I will note that this is not a straight DC fan, it is a PWM fan hooked to and 8702 Fan Controller chip that talks to the main logic board. This chip can easily be fried if the connections are revered or the fan draws more current than it is designed for.
Using an external fan controller will remove that risk and get you the same result, you'll just have the 11 blinks. The chip is not socketed so replacing it will be challenging, you can get the part on the Panni site for $1.89, the Panni part number is C0DBAYY00932 in case you do fry it...
An external fan controller is as cheap as 15 bucks and they come with temp sensors and the ability to set the temp vs fan speed curve. The best part of this is you don't void your warranty since you can remove it all, if you cut the connector I suspect you'll void the warranty.
Good luck, I would love to see someone fully solve this issue! (I suspect many others here would also.)