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For anyone in the future who searches and stumbles upon my thread, here is what I've found.

1. I have an "Orginal Molex" brand ATX pin removal tool... supposedly the best tool on the market. My results, marginal. Sometimes it works, others it doesn't. I feel some of the sesonic connecters are just tad to deep and the tool can not fully depress the terminal wings to release it from the connector. I should say the tool works extremly well on my other non-seasonic connectors.

2. Staple method has worked like a dream so far. Granted there is a lot of force required to get them out.

3. I purchased a Lutro pin removal tool rolleyes.gif Not even sure how this is supposed to work. Maybe he cam chime in or post a video but for now I feel like i bought a flat thin piece of metal and a mini vice grips for $10

4. PCI express cables have 4 double wires per 12 pin PSU connector.

5. 8 pin CPU 1 to 1

6. I have not completed the 24 pin MB and 6 pin to SATA/Molex



Edited by Spin Cykle - 7/2/13 at 7:17pm
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Haha, You simply put the flat peice of metal on both sides of the pin all the way in and the cable will come right out. But you will have to bend out the wings again carefully. Its a simple tool made of simply materials I encourage people to make their own if they can.

Seasonic PSUs are notorious for being hard to remove the pins no matter what tool you use. They make the connectors or pins so that the pin digs into the plastic a little to make a very secure connection to the connector, but when it comes to removing them it makes it difficult. With the OG Molex tool you will have to push the wire into the connector then insert the extractor and then pull with some force allot is required most of the time.

The extraction tool you bought works all the time if you get it all the way into the connector, be carefull not to push it through the connector I have done that once or twice. But you simply just push it down on both sides of the connector where the extractor would go one at a time and then just pull out the wire. The tool is made so you have some leverage and to push the wings in the terminal so the cable will come out easy.

Let me know how it goes for you. I have had to use it on corsair and seasonic psus myself at times.
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Haha, You simply put the flat peice of metal on both sides of the pin all the way in and the cable will come right out. But you will have to bend out the wings again carefully. Its a simple tool made of simply materials I encourage people to make their own if they can.

Seasonic PSUs are notorious for being hard to remove the pins no matter what tool you use. They make the connectors or pins so that the pin digs into the plastic a little to make a very secure connection to the connector, but when it comes to removing them it makes it difficult. With the OG Molex tool you will have to push the wire into the connector then insert the extractor and then pull with some force allot is required most of the time.

The extraction tool you bought works all the time if you get it all the way into the connector, be carefull not to push it through the connector I have done that once or twice. But you simply just push it down on both sides of the connector where the extractor would go one at a time and then just pull out the wire. The tool is made so you have some leverage and to push the wings in the terminal so the cable will come out easy.

Let me know how it goes for you. I have had to use it on corsair and seasonic psus myself at times.

As Lutro0 mentioned I had to make sure that I pushed the wire side (and hold it tight) into the connector before inserting the "original" molex tool. My Seasonic 760w Platinum was a PITA to remove the pins (i tried staples, other brands of removal tools) but I found that after I used this method I would no longer pull out the wires. At times a bit of force is still needed to remove the pins but I am no longer pulling the wire out of the pin and leaving it in the connector. My 2cents.gif
     
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Thanks for the tips guys! thumb.gif My sleeving adventure continues. biggrin.gif

Lutro0, the pin removal tool seems to depress the entire wing of the terminal back in, which is what you want lol. The stuck terminal in the connector does in fact come out after pushing it through. Good to see it does work thumb.gif

I'm keeping my fingers crossed though, hopefully the rest of my terminals/wires come out of the connectors okay.
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Thanks for the tips guys! thumb.gif My sleeving adventure continues. biggrin.gif

Lutro0, the pin removal tool seems to depress the entire wing of the terminal back in, which is what you want lol. The stuck terminal in the connector does in fact come out after pushing it through. Good to see it does work thumb.gif

I'm keeping my fingers crossed though, hopefully the rest of my terminals/wires come out of the connectors okay.

One more tip that I found useful that has not been mentioned yet. When having trouble removing the pins you can heat up the connector to expand the plastic and it makes it a lot easier to remove. Use a heat gun or a hair drier as your heat source. Oh, and be careful not to melt the plastic.
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One more tip that I found useful that has not been mentioned yet. When having trouble removing the pins you can heat up the connector to expand the plastic and it makes it a lot easier to remove. Use a heat gun or a hair drier as your heat source. Oh, and be careful not to melt the plastic.

It's nylon, it doesn't expand with heat, just softens.



Forgive the childish drawing. You can see that the wings hold the pin inside the connector (light brown) because there are little ledges. This is why you have to use a pin remover (dark grey thing) to put the wings flush against the pin so it can slide out. The reason some pins are hard to remove is because they are stuck into the nylon. If the nylon is softened, you can see that when you pull out the pin the wings will be able to scrape the sides away. So although it will be easier to remove pins, you are damaging the ledge that holds the pins. So when you plug them back in they might not be held as firmly.
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Honestly, I live outside the US and if I did live in the US I would've loved to help you guys in sleeving your PSU's. I had my Seasonic and an XFX X1250 and I did both without any issue. Pity I can't help you guys. Sorry.
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Thanks for the tips guys! thumb.gif My sleeving adventure continues. biggrin.gif

Lutro0, the pin removal tool seems to depress the entire wing of the terminal back in, which is what you want lol. The stuck terminal in the connector does in fact come out after pushing it through. Good to see it does work thumb.gif

I'm keeping my fingers crossed though, hopefully the rest of my terminals/wires come out of the connectors okay.

Yup that is exactly what you want on a stuck pin or one that has had the wire ripped out. I have sleeved a full psu using that tool, but like I said you need to be careful pushing the wings back out. But it does indeed work all the time and the pins will then come out very easily.
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Finally making some progress! This project could take some time.


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