Super Cheap Computer Cooling Station

About: I'm a 29 year old guy who's passionate about building and fixing things, sometimes if they aren't even broken. I get a great sense of enjoyment out of creating, designing and building new things. I also love...

Problem: My fiancee's Computer is constantly overheating and shutting itself down. 

Solution: Cooling station built from supplies on hand.

What you need:

Standard USB cable or device with USB connector that you can salvage.
Old computer fan
Garden planter holder thingy (The white thing that serves as the platform)
Cable ties

Tools:

Soldering iron and solder (optional)
Wire cutters
Heat shrink or electrical tape

How to make it!

1. Strip the ends of the red and black wires coming out of your fan and your USB cable
2. Solder or twist and tape the wires together
3. Cable tie it to your platform through the original screw holes in the fan bracket and snip the excess off of the cable ties.
4. Plug it in to a USB port and set your computer on top of your platform
5. Enjoy your new, cooler computer

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    brn02

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I woke up from a nap and he had done this for me... :)Thanks sweetie pies! xoxo