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DIY psy cable sleeve

10 minutes ago, MathiasVO said:

Hey all :)

im currently sleeving my psu cables(2x 8 pin pcie, 8 pin cpu and 24 pin motherboard)

i only need about 1/2 of my 24 pin motherboard cable, but im having a very hard time pulling the individual cables out of the plastic connector.

idk if im doing something wrong?

i have until now just used stables, one on each side of the little metal thingy(idk what theyre called) and then pull them out, but i cant get itnto work anymore. Please help?

btw, im doing this on a corsair cx600

Get a proper terminal removal tool: https://www.amazon.com/Konsait-Modding-Removal-Computer-Connector/dp/B0171RDCWW

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Hey all :)

 

im currently sleeving my psu cables(2x 8 pin pcie, 8 pin cpu and 24 pin motherboard)

i only need about 1/2 of my 24 pin motherboard cable, but im having a very hard time pulling the individual cables out of the plastic connector.

idk if im doing something wrong?

 

i have until now just used stables, one on each side of the little metal thingy(idk what theyre called) and then pull them out, but i cant get itnto work anymore. Please help?

 

 

btw, im doing this on a corsair cx600

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There's a proper tool for pulling out the individual cables. 

The tool is shown here (Second from the left)

As far as it being difficult, I remember having some problems with taking it out too - so I wouldn't be worried.

 

*the little metal thingy (s) should be ATX pin connectors or Dupoint pins or something like that.


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10 minutes ago, MathiasVO said:

Hey all :)

im currently sleeving my psu cables(2x 8 pin pcie, 8 pin cpu and 24 pin motherboard)

i only need about 1/2 of my 24 pin motherboard cable, but im having a very hard time pulling the individual cables out of the plastic connector.

idk if im doing something wrong?

i have until now just used stables, one on each side of the little metal thingy(idk what theyre called) and then pull them out, but i cant get itnto work anymore. Please help?

btw, im doing this on a corsair cx600

Get a proper terminal removal tool: https://www.amazon.com/Konsait-Modding-Removal-Computer-Connector/dp/B0171RDCWW

Image result for psu terminal remover

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3 hours ago, MathiasVO said:

Hey all :)

 

im currently sleeving my psu cables(2x 8 pin pcie, 8 pin cpu and 24 pin motherboard)

i only need about 1/2 of my 24 pin motherboard cable, but im having a very hard time pulling the individual cables out of the plastic connector.

idk if im doing something wrong?

 

i have until now just used stables, one on each side of the little metal thingy(idk what theyre called) and then pull them out, but i cant get itnto work anymore. Please help?

 

 

btw, im doing this on a corsair cx600

You need pin extractor, I suggest getting the official one made by Molex. Any 3rd party tool usually don't perform that great. Molex one will work every time without any issue.

 

Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GOIY1NE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

or

Link: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/11-03-0044/?qs=%2fha2pyFaduilNHMC564LRU3%2fla3tDwRTxVkDOo4ce74%3d

 

3 hours ago, W-L said:

I would not suggest using that since the pin on the tool have to be tweaked almost every time before inserting it into the Mini Fit Jr. connector. Allot of 3rd party tools are like that, It's why you want to stay with official tool made by Molex.


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7 minutes ago, Revan654 said:

You need pin extractor, I suggest getting the official one made by Molex. Any 3rd party tool usually don't perform that great. Molex one will work every time without any issue.

 

Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GOIY1NE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

or

Link: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/11-03-0044/?qs=%2fha2pyFaduilNHMC564LRU3%2fla3tDwRTxVkDOo4ce74%3d

 

I would not suggest using that since the pin on the tool have to be tweaked almost every time before inserting it into the Mini Fit Jr. connector. Allot of 3rd party tools are like that, It's why you want to stay with official tool made by Molex.

Yes the original ones would of course be the best option some third party can sometimes not be the best, I've always made do with making my own pin removal tools from spring steel which has worked will in the past. 

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1 minute ago, W-L said:

Yes the original ones would of course be the best option some third party can sometimes not be the best, I've always made do with making my own pin removal tools from spring steel which has worked will in the past. 

3rd party ones have a habit of damaging the terminals and the connector or they just don't work due to improper pitch.


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1 minute ago, Revan654 said:

3rd party ones have a habit of damaging the terminals and the connector or they just don't work due to improper pitch.

It mainly has to do with getting the thickness of the steel prongs correct from what I've noticed, if it's too thick or thin it just won't work at all or bind up. 

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