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post #1 of 7
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Hey everyone, I ran into a sleeving problem with my current build and was wondering if anyone had suggestions.

I got a USB 3.0 front panel upgrade kit for my FT02. Unfortunately the connector to the mobo is huge (no way to fit sleeving around it) and the other end is solidly soldered. It's also such a small area and tight fit that I couldn't even get my dremel head btwn the USB 3.0 connector and PCB(I'll just call it that for lack of a better name) to cut it for resoldering.

Anyone have idea's?



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post #2 of 7
This is for a standard usb 2.0 header, but the principles are the same
http://www.xien16.com/html/usb-kabel.html

(Site is in German)

Xien is a master when it comes to sleeving and modding.
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post #3 of 7
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Thanks for the link! Looks like I'll have to go the cutting and reattaching route then... wish I spoke german though
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post #4 of 7
No worries..happy to help. I know google chrome automatically translates the page for me.
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post #5 of 7
Was our SATA Sleeve too small? That cxonnector looks huge!

Aside from that, there are a few ways to tackle this.

1) Cut the wires near the connectors, sleeve and resolder.

2) Desolder the conections from the PCB

3) Send it to us and let us fight with it.
Edited by SmasherBasher - 10/28/11 at 10:23am
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I think I'll play around with it and see what I can pull off. If I fail completely though, I'll get a new one and send it your way
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post #7 of 7
You just need to unsolder the 4 big spots on the 2nd pic. Not hard at all. Then resolder when youre done sleeving it.
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