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Fix broken temperature sensors in your PC case

Introduction:
Many new PC cases have temperature sensors in them, allowing gamers, overclockers and enthusiast to monitor the temperature of their computer. However these sensors tend to break! But fear not, because I am going to teach YOU how to fix them! :)

I have a NZXT Hades case. It has a very cool display on the front which shows the temperatures of different parts of the insides of the computer. Very handy if you are overclocking your computer or just want to make sure that it is cooled properly. I was happy with the case until 2 of the thermal propes (temperature sensors) broke. Fortunately, these kinds of thermal probes are very easy to fix. I will show you how :) Even though this instructable shows how to replace thermal probes in the NZXT Hades, it should be the same in many other PC cases. So if your PC case has some broken temperature sensors but is not a NZXT hades, you might still be able to follow these steps to fix it.

Disclaimer: I cannot take any responsibility if you cause damage to your computer, yourself or anybody around you. By following this instructable you agree that your actions are your responsibility and yours only.

 
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iamtoats4 years ago
I have an NZXT case.
They make nice cases too...
But mine never worked from the start. I don't really care though. The power button and fans work.... haha.
It didn't come with a case speaker though......
toelle (author)  iamtoats4 years ago
Which case do you have? :)
And what didn't work from the start? :(
zack2474 years ago
hi, i want to make my own temperature system, but i dont get how. could you show me some pics of the temperature snsor mainboard?
this'll be good to know for the future though!
toelle (author)  zack2474 years ago
Hi and thanks for your comment :)
I am afraid I cannot show you the board of the display and sensor, as it is integrated into the front of the case :(
I don't know what you need this temperature system for, but I would recommend using an Atmega microcontroller (on an arduino maybe?) for reading the values off the thermistors.
If you tell me more about the system you are building I will be happy to help :)
(You can send me a PM if it is not related to this instructable)