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replacing PCI 6 pin housing

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Thread Starter 
hello everyone, recently I cracked both the 6 pin plastic female housings on my GTX 760s. Each of them have now chipped parts that make the power cords move a little more somewhat. I was wondering if the housing was adhered to the card at all, or if I simply squeeze the back clips they will pop right out and slide off the metal pins?

I found these replacements that I was going to order, but I wanted to make sure this was feasible before I ordered them. I was also unsure of which to buy.

http://www.moddiy.com/products/6%252dPin-Graphics-Card-PCIe-Male-Header-Connector-%252d-90%25-Angled-%252d-Black.html

http://www.moddiy.com/products/3.0mm-Pitch-6%252dPin-Mini-PCIe-Male-Header-Connector-%252d-90%25-Angled-%252d-Black.html

other than finding these parts from this particular website only, there has been a lack of information on the subject and its been difficult to research

thanks for reading.
Edited by Nichismo - 3/30/14 at 5:50pm
post #2 of 7
Some snap in with small plastic clips on the bottom of the connector; some just use the tension on the connector itself to stay on. Depends on your GPU. Just look at the bottom under the connector to see where it snaps in. Shouldn't be too hard to pop off anyway.

I've replaced them before; its not difficult at all.

Thanks,
Alex
post #3 of 7
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im talking about the FEMALE HOUSING on the graphics card.... the actual PCI input...

im not saying I cant pull my cable out from my graphics card.
post #4 of 7
I know; they normally snap right off of the bare metal soldered on the board.
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im talking about the FEMALE HOUSING on the graphics card.... the actual PCI input...

im not saying I cant pull my cable out from my graphics card.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
ah ok my apologies, without damaging anything hopefully?
post #6 of 7
Yep, just be careful not to snap off one of the soldered pins; or you'll have to solder on a whole new connector... Which actually also isn't too complicated.

Bending these pins makes them a little brittle.

Alex
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ah ok my apologies, without damaging anything hopefully?
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
ah, why is it on those websites listed that they already have metal pins inside them?
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