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additional female 6pin socket?

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Hey all,

I am in the middle of an experiment with one of my sapphire 6850's and i need to know where i could source a supplier for some female 6 pin pci socket to solder to the pcb. Tried removing them from an old 5850 but the solder is so damn thick that my 50w iron just dont cut the mustard frown.gif

Here is a link to my other thread to get a better idea of what i mean http://www.overclock.net/t/1225080/question-adding-an-additional-power-plug-to-sapphire-6850s

Mucho love in advanced thumb.gif
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I'm not sure where you could source the plugs - but to desolder the old ones from your 5850, try adding some fresh solder first, then use a desoldering tool to remove the solder. Adding solder helps reflow the original solder, and might help lower its melting point, if the added solder has lead in it. The new solder will also have flux, which will help too.

hope that helps.

Lesley

PS I just looked up the connector type, the socket is a "Molex 45558-0002" - you could maybe google that, and it may help you track down some new ones. :-)
Edited by latelesley - 3/6/12 at 3:40pm
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just clip the legs off at the pcb with some snips... resolder and done... dont both trying for legit removal.

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Newer cards have been shipping with a 6 to 8 pin adapter . Snip the 8 pin and there ya have it. But it'll be on wires though
    
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thanks foe the input guys thumb.gif

I have managed to get one of the 6 pin plugs off the 5850 now but it took a while. Adding some extra solder to the connections did the trick as it seems sapphire use next to no flux. headscratch.gif

one down one to go.
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