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i have been looking around, but cant find any info. is it possible to remove the heads on a sata cable so i can route it, then put the head back on? if it is possible, will the cable still work?
    
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I just checked two different brands of Sata cables and I don't see any way to do it without destroying the cable connector.
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No, the plastic is molded on to the wires.
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damn! im trying a copper piping case, i guess i will have to use my brain or something to figure it out. i dont want to use huge pipes for such a small cable.
    
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Easy...any good at soldering?

If so, cut wires near end, slide on heat shrink, push through copper wire, solder wires back together, put heatshrink over soldered area, apply heat, complete
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Wait a sec... are you talking about SATA data or power cables? If power, you can easily make your own.
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Sata data cables are crazy inside, its a special combination of wires all srranged specially, don't go touching them....
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Wait a sec... are you talking about SATA data or power cables? If power, you can easily make your own.
sata data probably


as for copper tubing, just bend it as needed, then cut a small slit down it think enough to push the cable through, then put the cut part against the unseen part
post #9 of 9
Hi Psykizero

Dependent on your background the modification you want to do could either be the easiest job ever or next to impossible

Please note that this is a extremely hard modification however it is not impossible Below you will find reference info on what the inside of your cable looks like as well as how they connect to the male end or HEAD as you put it



In the Image above you ill see what the Cable connections and layout looks like inside the head

PLEASE NOTE
I suggest keeping the cable intact as much as posible as 3 wires on the inside of the Red housing is completely exposed if the red housing is removed
Edited by NoxFord - 3/3/14 at 3:24pm
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