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Anyone know any guides (or youtube vids) on repairing/replacing the male ATX connector on the motherboard?

I'm ok at soldering and more than capable, but like to review a guide so I don't bork something up.

I'll need to purchase flux, as well some soldering wire... the wire I'm not sure what type. I'm sure radioshack would have the male atx connector and pins, reasonably priced?
post #2 of 12
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Anyone know any guides (or youtube vids) on repairing/replacing the male ATX connector on the motherboard?

I'm ok at soldering and more than capable, but like to review a guide so I don't bork something up.

I'll need to purchase flux, as well some soldering wire... the wire I'm not sure what type. I'm sure radioshack would have the male atx connector and pins, reasonably priced?

Don't know if Radio Shack does or not... but FrozenCPU does > http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g44/c155/s643/list/p1/DIYMod_Parts-Connectors_Pins-24-Pin_Connectors-Page1.html?id=7nsuz8i5&mv_pc=2972

Don't have a guide... but you can find the pinouts here > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX or here: http://www.smpspowersupply.com/connectors-pinouts.html

Excessive heat could damage the mobo... and that repair would be difficult to heatsink. make sure you have a good solder sucker also.

Good luck with that one... it sounds like it could be a bear!
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post #3 of 12
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Funny you mention FCPU, they're hella expensive for those headers... they sell the plastic headers and pins separately and gouge the hell out of the prices.
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Funny you mention FCPU, they're hella expensive for those headers... they sell the plastic headers and pins separately and gouge the hell out of the prices.

They are not always the cheapest, true... but at least they usually have what you need! I have had good luck with Frozen and several other parts / mods places.

If you aren't in a hurry (looks more for wire, though.. then PCB mount): http://www.ebay.com/itm/PC-Motherboard-ATX-24-Pin-Extension-Wire-Power-Cable-Connector-Male-plug-jack-/271406564843

Or

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Molex-of-computer-atx-power-supply-24p-connector-socket-pin-interface-24-needle/1692779599.html
Edited by cgipson1 - 3/9/14 at 12:16pm
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What type of rosin core should I buy? Will I need flux at all?... I heard new solder has flux in it.
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What type of rosin core should I buy? Will I need flux at all?... I heard new solder has flux in it.

I am not an expert on soldering. But I would say that you need a non-reactive or mildly reactive rosin core solder. But I am not an expert... and have never tried a repair like this before. It would be really easy to damage the mobo if you have your temps wrong, or don't have good technique.

hopefully some with more knowledge than me can answer that for you.
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post #7 of 12
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It's not that difficult, plus it would take a lot to damage the motherboard. The last I did anything like this was back when I took my first college degree in EE, hated EE (boring) so I forget which materials are actually needed, other than an iron and solder. I'm a med student now, 3 other degrees later.

Not very many helpful people on this forum, to say the least.
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It's not that difficult, plus it would take a lot to damage the motherboard. The last I did anything like this was back when I took my first college degree in EE, hated EE (boring) so I forget which materials are actually needed, other than an iron and solder. I'm a med student now, 3 other degrees later.

Not very many helpful people on this forum, to say the least.

Hey, I am trying, lol! This is one of those things that not too many people run into... Got any dead boards to practice on first?
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I know you're helping out and appreciate it. Anyway, got a bad motherboard from a computer shop with everything I need for nothing... can't beat that! Will see how it goes.
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I know you're helping out and appreciate it. Anyway, got a bad motherboard from a computer shop with everything I need for nothing... can't beat that! Will see how it goes.

Cool.. Let us know how it goes!
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