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I just broke one of mine, and I was hoping to be able to replace it. It is a pass-through connector, so if I could get the same that would make it all the better. Is there a guide for making a Molex connector that any of you know of? Where would be the best place to buy this stuff? Does it involve soldering?
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Did you break the plastic portion, or did you break the actual wire?

How about a picture?
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Did you break the plastic portion, or did you break the actual wire?

How about a picture?
I broke the plastic portion. It is still usable but I'd like to replace it anyway. Plus, with my newly acquired sleeving skills, it'd be nice to be able to take apart the remaining cables in my system that are unsleeved now (which are the Molex ones).

I don't want to fix the Molex connector - I want to replace it, so I don't see how a picture would help?
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post #4 of 15
Yeah you can get molex depinning tools & replacement molex connectors (UV etc.) at most good PC modding stores/outlets, in fact I've even seen some in regular electronic's enthusiast stores
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Crap! I don't have steady enough hands for soldering...

Edit: The soldering is only necessary if the crimper isn't already connected. I'm just replacing the housing so the soldering should be done for me already, right? Same for if I just want to remove a Molex housing and sleeve a cable, right?
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Right, you want one of these- http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=1086

On this page, you can find a couple different colors, some are UV reactive.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ort=20a&page=2
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post #8 of 15
I usually crimp with some pliers and add a drop of solder.

Here is a set of pass-through connectors: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21338
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I have something typed up for you at my house. When I tried to post it, OC.net was down.

I will get back to you in..5 hours. hehe
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Quote:
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I broke the plastic portion. It is still usable but I'd like to replace it anyway. Plus, with my newly acquired sleeving skills, it'd be nice to be able to take apart the remaining cables in my system that are unsleeved now (which are the Molex ones).

I don't want to fix the Molex connector - I want to replace it, so I don't see how a picture would help?
Nevermind the picture, I'm pretty sure I understand.

So, you broke only the plastic portion and the wires are intact. Then you are in luck my fiend.

Most PC modding sites have molex's that you can buy. You may even consider getting some bright UV green ones or something to trick out your PSU.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=1005

Taking out the pins on a male molex are easy. Gently use a pointy object to push down the two flaps on each pin and pull them out of the enclosure. Replacing them in the NEW enclosure requires you to use your fingernail and again pull out the flaps so they will lock in.

Replacing a FEMALE molex is a bit more tricky, as you will need to use a speacial pin extractor, such as this.
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