Originally Posted by leroy1985
now the only thing im wondering is what exactly this would entail, i mean i dont wanna go buy a multimeter if im not confident i can do what needs to be done. im not keen on soldering but if its easy, and im told exactly where to solder too ill be ok, what you think?
if you have anything small that needs 12V dc to work, (like a 12V led) you can use that as a ghetto meter.
at the moment i am not so sure about the ghetto fix i told you, my idea was to take the 12V from the fan wire, but as you can see in the schematic below, there's a small component (FB4001) that passes the 12V through.
i don't know if it can handle the extra current, and i don't want you to end up with a dead fan also.
the problem is any other solution would be dissasembling the board or the psu and solder a wire to the right point.