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I just got my NZXT ALPHA case, and the case power LED connector housing is a 2-pin. My abit IP35 Pro has one of those 3-pin connectors with one blank in the middle. SO i cant connect the PLED correctly. I was wondering if it was ok to strip the case's, 2-pin connector housing (the plastic part) without causing trouble. THat way, I can just replace the plastic housing with one-pin housings...
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I think theres a tool to pop them out of the connector properly, or there is always "percussive maintenance"

Its odd that the case came with the connector, with the 2 leads side by side. Most cases come with each lead on a single pin connector. Youre sure you have the right connectors headed for the right pin blocks? (no offense, just checking)
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I think theres a tool to pop them out of the connector properly, or there is always "percussive maintenance"

Its odd that the case came with the connector, with the 2 leads side by side. Most cases come with each lead on a single pin connector. Youre sure you have the right connectors headed for the right pin blocks? (no offense, just checking)
lol yea im pretty sure i got them correct. so is there a way to pop them out without a special tool?
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post #4 of 14
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lol yea im pretty sure i got them correct. so is there a way to pop them out without a special tool?
Needle + Care = win.
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like...i have no idea the architecture of this housing thingy. how do i use the needle to pop it out?
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post #6 of 14
if you look at the connectors carefully, there should be a tab on one of the 4 sides of it. If you pull that tab upwards slightly with a knife or screwdriver or something (you can break it off if you don't mind throwing the connector away) the wire should slide out easily.
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post #7 of 14
I usually just hack them to bits with pliers and add some blue-tack afterwards.
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does this "pin" method hold true for 3-Pin fan connectors too?
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I usually just hack them to bits with pliers and add some blue-tack afterwards.
ok, just to make sure, the housing serves no purpose other than ease of plugging them in right? theres no other extra resistors in there
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ok, just to make sure, the housing serves no purpose other than ease of plugging them in right? theres no other extra resistors in there
No, it's just a way of connecting them.
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