Originally Posted by ShtKck
I have sleeved this entire power supply except the 24Pin main board/ 10+18 cable.
I'm finding it near impossible to remove the pins from the main board side and it's incredibly frustrating, and yes I'm using the proper tools and all that jazz.
Does anyone have any suggestions, possibly from someone who has sleeved this cable before?
Originally Posted by Striknine
I just finished mine and I will have to redo a few wires. It has to be one of the hardest PSU's to sleeve. I broke 3 pins pulling on them so hard to get out. I used the tools correctly as well. Some came out better then others. The 3 that broke I spent a half hour on each trying to get them out of the plug alone. It took for ever and I needed a break but I did it.
Sadly this is just how they make this psu. The pins I believe are OEM and specific to just them so they dig a little into the plastic. I have done a few seasonics and I always have cuts on my hand from the connectors from gripping them so hard.
There is no different method for removing them and it just comes with practice and alot of strength. Sometimes people heat up the connector with a blow drier but I have not had this work for me, but it may for you.
The Original Molex Tool and the "push the wire in and then insert tool - then pull out hard" is the best method hands down. The key is to know if the tool is in right and when to stop pulling the cable when it does not comes out with a certain amount of pull. There is a pull threshold were it should come out and if you pass that you will rip the pin out.
Another method is to get a small vice grip and a hair bobby pin and cut the pin so the flat side is in the vice grips and use that to push the pins in on both sides and they will almost fall out then, although sometimes this can break the wings however its a failsafe way to remove the pins.