Originally Posted by svnipp
OK. I've been trying to do this for hours now and something just ain't right. I picked up the little 2 prong tool for removing the pins but I cannot get these damn things out. I was able to get one wire out, sleeved, and put back but it was ridiculous. I have tried removing the other wires using both the tool and staples and the amount of force needed is absolutely insane. I have been absolutely certain that the prongs are going outside the connector on either side but the one time I figured maybe I just needed to pull harder I literally ripped the wire clean out of the connector.
Anyone else having an insanely difficult time with these cables? I have a RMx850 PSU and this is driving me nuts. I would rather resleeve the existing cables as opposed to purchasing everything needed to build new cables from scratch. Thanks in advance.
To get the cables out of the connector, lay the connector on something flat, like a tablet, where the side of the connector where you can see the pins is facing you. Then just put some pressure by pushing down at the bottom of each pin that's facing you. While you put some pressure on it by pushing down, pull on the cable at the same time. I'm not sure if you're using 3 pin or 4 pin fans, but they make a tool that presses down onto each pin at the same time, and then all the cables come out of the connector at the same time.
Also, if you're trying to add new sleeving to the fans, be sure you remove the old sleeving first, then you'll have 3 or 4 individual wires, depending on the fan, and all the wires go into the sleeving at the same time. You don't want to sleeve each individual cable on each fan. Also, it's easier if you use something like painter's tape, tape all the connectors together (I usually put one connector behind the other to prevent the cable from being too big to put in the sleeve) and then push them through little by little. Cutting the fan pins off make sleeving easier, but then you have to crimp news connectors onto each wire, which is a pain in the butt, and if you don't wrap the pins in tape, they'll stick to the sleeving all the way through, which which is also a pain in the butt.