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does anyone know how to remove the pcie plastic connectors from the wires. i need to do this for cable sleeving. also is it important that the wires have to go back into the exact spots they came out of. thanks

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does anyone know how to remove the pcie plastic connectors from the wires. i need to do this for cable sleeving. also is it important that the wires have to go back into the exact spots they came out of. thanks

iplayinv3rtd

You need a MiniFit Jr pin remover to get the wires out of the connectors. The wires can be switched around, but only in the same voltage. Voltages are colour coded, e.g. yellow is 12V, black is ground. So don't put a yellow wire where a black wire was, otherwise short circuit.

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thanks. so i should just tape cables together so they go back into the same spot.
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thanks. so i should just tape cables together so they go back into the same spot.

You should make a cable diagram on a piece of paper showing exactly where each wire goes on both connectors and or number them with some masking tape and a pen. ALWAYS write one down as even if you do them one by one people still mix them up.
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even if you do them one by one people still mix them up

This is so true. When I was doing mine, I had made a very detailed diagram and I still found myself having to refer to the diagram several times just to be sure. Also, taking a quick photo of the front and back of the connector before you start can provide additional security.
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You should make a cable diagram on a piece of paper showing exactly where each wire goes on both connectors and or number them with some masking tape and a pen. ALWAYS write one down as even if you do them one by one people still mix them up.
Lutro0 has the right idea here. Also; staples work too (not very well, I suggest using the specialized tool. Lutro0 sells them in his shop).
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Yea, if you are doing an entire PSU, the staple method will get old FAST. Also, dont cheap out on the ATX pin tool. I got the Sunbeamtech set and the ATX tool was a PITA to use. Got the offical molex one for $25 which I thought was a lot, but after doing my whole PSU with it, I could not imagine using the Sunbeam or staples. Sleeving is tedious enough without having to fight for every pin removal.

Here is on the one I ended up with and it works perfectly: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=60_143_272&products_id=894

Worth every cent.

Lutroo also sells a great one I hear at his store for only $15: http://lutro0-customs.com/products/lccustommolexextractor If I had known about him earlier I would have got his instead.

If it passes Lutroo's standards, believe me it is near perfect. That guy makes most perfectionists seem laid back wink.gif
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Yea, if you are doing an entire PSU, the staple method will get old FAST. Also, dont cheap out on the ATX pin tool. I got the Sunbeamtech set and the ATX tool was a PITA to use. Got the offical molex one for $25 which I thought was a lot, but after doing my whole PSU with it, I could not imagine using the Sunbeam or staples. Sleeving is tedious enough without having to fight for every pin removal.

Here is on the one I ended up with and it works perfectly: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=60_143_272&products_id=894

Worth every cent.

Lutroo also sells a great one I hear at his store for only $15: http://lutro0-customs.com/products/lccustommolexextractor If I had known about him earlier I would have got his instead.

If it passes Lutroo's standards, believe me it is near perfect. That guy makes most perfectionists seem laid back wink.gif

We also sell the original molex extractors for a good price as well. But once the final shipment of our custom ones come in we wont be offering them anymore.

Thanks for the compliment! I just know how much it sucks to get the wrong tools and after watching so many people waste money on garbage I make it a point to offer the best products I possibly can. thumb.gif
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We also sell the original molex extractors for a good price as well. But once the final shipment of our custom ones come in we wont be offering them anymore.

Thanks for the compliment! I just know how much it sucks to get the wrong tools and after watching so many people waste money on garbage I make it a point to offer the best products I possibly can. thumb.gif
Waiting on mine to ship. Got 3 projects to do. tongue.gif
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Waiting on mine to ship. Got 3 projects to do. tongue.gif

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