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Hello, I am in possession of an Antec NeoEco 400C power supply. It is functional apart from a problem with pin 16 on the ATX 24 pin connector. The pin is damaged such that it does not complete the square shape necessary to contact with the motherboard. This prevents my computer from turning on. Is this reparable?
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Intel Core i3 3220 ASRock Z75 Pro3 MSI HD 7770 Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 840 EVO 120 Seagate ST3750640NS DVD writer Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
19" 1280x1024 Antec EarthWatts 380D Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Logitech G100s 
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Incipio NX-100 
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yep. It's just a big molex connector. You may need a few tools though it is possible to do it with nothing but a pair of needle nose pliers if you;re willing to risk screwing it up and going through a few pins before you get it right.

There should be at least 4 or 5 videos on utube about repairing molex pins. I suggest watching one or two.

You need:
molex pins (local radio shack will have em or you can order some. They're cheap)

a rod that will fit in the molex connector to push the old pin out. They sell specialized tools for this as well.

either a pair of needle nosed pliers, or a molex crimper.

Push the old pin out and either fiddle it off the wire or cut it at the base and accept that your wire will be a bit shorter.

If you cut it strip back the insulation about 1/8th of an inch

The molex pin has two crimps. One for the wire (the top one) and one for the insulation. Crimp each at the appropriate point.

Stuff the pin back in the connector and you're done.
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Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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New gaming rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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