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It's the 24-pin. There's a pair of black, a pair of yellow, a pair of orange and a pair of red.

you can see I've already attempted to do the pair of black, and it came out terrible. Unfortunately I don't know what else to do with it, other than solder the second wire earlier in the line and recrimp it. All of which I don't have the time or all the tools to do right now.
Are you trying to put both wires in one sleeve or two separate sleeves?

DO NOT try to solder the wires together further down the line as that defeats the entire purpose of there being two wires. They use two as the current load to that pin is greater than a single wire can handle. In your situation you can't really use an extension either as the chance of overloading the extension is quite high. About the best you can do is sleeve the two wires together in a single sleeve the best the can. The last thing you want to do is compromise the electrical integrity of the psu's wiring.
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post #3142 of 14487
I tried that and it just wouldn't fit, it was too tight. I'm about to give it another go, though. Maybe with enough finagling it will go in.

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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Are you trying to put both wires in one sleeve or two separate sleeves?

DO NOT try to solder the wires together further down the line as that defeats the entire purpose of there being two wires. They use two as the current load to that pin is greater than a single wire can handle. In your situation you can't really use an extension either as the chance of overloading the extension is quite high. About the best you can do is sleeve the two wires together in a single sleeve the best the can. The last thing you want to do is compromise the electrical integrity of the psu's wiring.
Since they both go to the same pin, I put them both into a single sleeve. On the other end, where they split into two pins, I cut the sleeve a little shorter, heatshrinked the individual pins, and put shrink around those two and the sleeve. so it's like a heatshrinked Y
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post #3143 of 14487
I'm having the hardest time extracting the wires from the connectors. Using the sunbeamtech tool and Nada. I see the tips go on the outside of the pin but I try pulling and nothing. I even push the wire in and the tool in to make sure.
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post #3144 of 14487
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I'm having the hardest time extracting the wires from the connectors. Using the sunbeamtech tool and Nada. I see the tips go on the outside of the pin but I try pulling and nothing. I even push the wire in and the tool in to make sure.
Are you referring to the pins on the ATX, PCIe, and EPS12V connectors? If so, I used staples instead. I broke the pins on my Sunbeamtech tool. Staples were much easier but left my fingertips bruised and blistered.
post #3145 of 14487
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I'm having the hardest time extracting the wires from the connectors. Using the sunbeamtech tool and Nada. I see the tips go on the outside of the pin but I try pulling and nothing. I even push the wire in and the tool in to make sure.
Try warming up the connector with a hair dryer or heat gun first to soften it up a bit. Then push the wire all the way into the connector, then push the tool in while holding the wire stationary, then pull it out.
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post #3146 of 14487
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Try warming up the connector with a hair dryer or heat gun first to soften it up a bit. Then push the wire all the way into the connector, then push the tool in while holding the wire stationary, then pull it out.
Nope, not helping. Thanks though.
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Sweet jeebus, I HAVE to start doing this... I was planning on just using sleeved extensions, but its just not the same...
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Wow you guys do some great sleeving. I was looking to sleeve my Silverstone Strider 750W and was wondering about the PCI-E cables, since they have capacitor on them I was told that they weren't necessary and that the psu had everything it needs in the main unit. So has anyone tried cutting them off? and if you have does it still work without damaging anything?
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post #3149 of 14487
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Wow you guys do some great sleeving. I was looking to sleeve my Silverstone Strider 750W and was wondering about the PCI-E cables, since they have capacitor on them I was told that they weren't necessary and that the psu had everything it needs in the main unit. So has anyone tried cutting them off? and if you have does it still work without damaging anything?
My psu came with these, we all just cut them off. Mine works fine without them.
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post #3150 of 14487
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Wow you guys do some great sleeving. I was looking to sleeve my Silverstone Strider 750W and was wondering about the PCI-E cables, since they have capacitor on them I was told that they weren't necessary and that the psu had everything it needs in the main unit. So has anyone tried cutting them off? and if you have does it still work without damaging anything?
They aren't capacitors. I forget what they are called. Some people say cut them off, others say don't. It's kind of up in the air. The ones that cut them off and had no problems will tell you it's ok. Others will say they had troubles once they removed them and others will tell you "The manufacturer put them there for a reason". It's still up in the air as to whether they are truly necessary. I cut mine off of my HX1000 and it still works just fine.

EDIT: Nevermind, just looked at the PSU, they in fact DO have caps at the end of the cables.
 
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