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Old 02-14-2004, 05:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you get the power connector off? along with some of the other random connectors... i know how to get the molex pin connectors and obviously the ones you can use a pin to push down and pull the pins out, but what about the others? how do companies do that stuff?
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Old 02-14-2004, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If all else fails, cut the leads, put on your sleeve, then place 50 millimetres of appropriately sized heat-shrink over each individual wire, solder them back together and protect the new joints with the heat-shrink. Job done.
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Old 02-16-2004, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a suggestion, I don't know if it would work. I haven't worked with heat-shrink tubing recently... But I'm planning to use it when I'll get my new components.

You should test it before actually try it: cut a slice on the lenght of the heat-shrink and place it around the wires (just like split-loom) and heat it afterward. I wonder if would it shrink appropriatly?
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Old 02-16-2004, 03:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I tried this before and the heat shrink doubled back on itself.
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hrm,.. i still may give that a shot, you probably have to wrap it over itself enough and start burning in the middle where's it's overlapped..
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Old 02-17-2004, 04:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I prefer "Split-Loom" over all. Ive tried several ways and keep returning to split-loom. (From Radio Shack... its about $6 for 10'... similar to a shop-vac hose, but smaller, and has a split all the way down the side)

It's safer from an electrical safety and heat dissipation stand point and you wont have to re-terminate any of your connectors.
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hey i found some tools finally, all i have now is a pin remover tool for the molex connectors, at frozencpu.com i found one for the power connector and the 6 pin ones too i think, sweet!
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