Missing JFAN1 Connector on Motherboard
I purchased a replacement motherboard for a Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB (Part No. IF245-140-1). Although the replacement board was not identical, it fit so I installed it and it boots up. The problem is that there is no connector on the board to plug in the cooling fan as there was on the old board. There is a spot in the same place on both boards designated JFAN1 but on the old board there is a connector soldered to the board while on the new one there is not.
Has anyone else run into this problem? Is there an alternate source of power for the fan?
I haven’t run the computer for any appreciable amount of time for fear of overheating. Only long enough to boot and verify that the installation is otherwise good.
At this point I can either uninstall and return the board for replacement (but I have no guarantee that a replacement board will have the JFAN1 socket installed) or attempt to de-solder the connector from the old board and install it on the new board which is a pretty delicate operation.
Ist dies eine gute Frage?