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Can't get 24pin atx pins out?

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I just got a modsmart molex tool kit in the mail today, and im sitting here trying to take out the 24pin atx pins but they simply wont come out with the tool. The two prongs slide over the side and down, but when i pull the wire it doesn't budge? Any ideas on what i could be doing wrong here?

Thanks
post #2 of 4
Sadly it's not a very good ATX Pin Remover that comes with that kit as the prongs on the tool are too thin to depress the tangs on some pins.

Make sure that you push the wire back up into the housing then press down the tool to make sure the tangs are depressed. Also pull the wire straight when removing it and you may need to 'wiggle' the wire first. You may need more force than you think to remove the pin but there's also a risk of the wire coming out of the pin.

Someone bent the prongs on one of those tools to make it work better. I'll try and find the link.

Edit: Not a great photo but probably enough to give you the idea of how to bend the prongs on the tool.
Edited by Big Elf - 10/2/13 at 7:08am
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Can I post my crappy picture of the inside of the connector?



As you see, the wings of the pin (black) dig into the plastic of the connector (brown). So like Big Elf says: you need to push first and wiggle to free the wings. Only then will the extractor tool be able to depress the wings properly, enough to free the pin.
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Thanks for the help guys, still not currently working. Ill keep at it and let you know
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