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I sleeved a previous PSU without any issues using the staples method. Worked just fine so I'm surprised at this one.

I'm trying to sleeve my new corsair PSU, but I'm unable to get the pins out. I just got a shiny new tool to make my life easy:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=2964

And I've tried using staples, but still cannot get these things out.

Any ideas?
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post #4012 of 14329
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
Kay the trick here is to concentrate the blue portion of the flame on and around the surface and not too long in one place. Rotate your cables(as much as they will allow) and move the lighter back and forth along the work in an even motion not too fast because it takes longer to get it to shrink properly and you run the risk of sooting but also overheating the shrink and splitting it. It takes a little practice but once you've got it, it IS the best way really.

Trust me I do the negative aspect(alternate color shrinking) and have had my fair share of sooty Red shrinks.

This is a pic of what I had before I tightened everything up. Not one of those pieces of shrink survived the finalization process.

*Note the dual lead that I tried to solder(much better with an iron; really) in that pic.
I recommend having the proper tool and pins on hand at all times*


Hope this helps.

~Ceadder
I know how it's done Just saying that I don't get any soot on the heatshrink if I use a blue flame, but I do if I use a yellow one.
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post #4013 of 14329
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Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48 View Post
I sleeved a previous PSU without any issues using the staples method. Worked just fine so I'm surprised at this one.

I'm trying to sleeve my new corsair PSU, but I'm unable to get the pins out. I just got a shiny new tool to make my life easy:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=2964

And I've tried using staples, but still cannot get these things out.

Any ideas?
I tried both staples and safety pin tool. No dice on the Corsair PSUs'. That's how I ended up having to crimp on more pins than I wanted to. 4 on the 8 pin and 6 on the 24 pin I believe was the final count. 3 of the 24 pin weren't a result of stripping, but from separating the dual lead connections to sort out the mess.

@spidermonkey... I didn't doubt you did Mate. Just thought it needed to be said. More for the sleeving n00bs than anything.

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post #4014 of 14329
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
I tried both staples and safety pin tool. No dice on the Corsair PSUs'. That's how I ended up having to crimp on more pins than I wanted to. 4 on the 8 pin and 6 on the 24 pin I believe was the final count. 3 of the 24 pin weren't a result of stripping, but from separating the dual lead connections to sort out the mess.

@spidermonkey... I didn't doubt you did Mate. Just thought it needed to be said. More for the sleeving n00bs than anything.

~Ceadder
Man...so there's really no way? How did you end up getting them out? I've tried all 8 on the PCIE and not a single one is budging. Is this because it's built differently orrrr?
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Try heating up the connector housing with a hair dryer to soften it up a bit, push the pin all the way INTO the socket, insert the tool, then try pulling them back.
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post #4016 of 14329
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Try heating up the connector housing with a hair dryer to soften it up a bit, push the pin all the way INTO the socket, insert the tool, then try pulling them back.
I never heated mine up. I just pushed the pin in as deep as it would go and then inserted the tool and wiggled it so the spades were moving parallel to the ears on the tool. You have to push it in as far as it will go with these Corsair connectors though, cause they seem to be made a bit differently. Heating it up sounds like a good idea but I'm not sure. Cause I would thing that would be counter to it holding its shape if heated too long.

Of course you could do like I did and just buy replacement connectors and use those. Though mine had to be purchased cause one of the pins snapped inside it(ATX pin not Tool Pin) and it's impossible to get out without fragging the connector. I tried everything to get that sucker out. No dice. In fact I'm still trying to salvage the connector cause I'm too cheap to throw things out. I'd rather try to salvage it instead.

I used these tools to get the pins out though:



The double probe is part of an Archer solder tool set. I used the scribe end to push the pin into itself along the split using the connector for leverage. First one side then the other. This allows me to insert the tool into difficult spots w/o having to bend the blades on it. Once I've got it inserted to the thickest point on the tool I run it Up ^[|]v Down along the pin and then stab at it like stickin a prom queen but w/o the jackhammer effect. That usually gets the barbs to collapse into the pin w/o breaking them. Once you get a feel for it you can pretty much tell when to let go of the tool and pull the lead from the connector. Make sure to let go of the tool and not pull too hard would hate to hear you're being sued because your tool flew out a window into a pedestrian's eye.

~Ceadder
Edited by Ceadderman - 3/21/11 at 4:35pm
 
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post #4017 of 14329
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I never heated mine up. I just pushed the pin in as deep as it would go and then inserted the tool and wiggled it so the spades were moving parallel to the ears on the tool. You have to push it in as far as it will go with these Corsair connectors though, cause they seem to be made a bit differently. Heating it up sounds like a good idea but I'm not sure. Cause I would thing that would be counter to it holding its shape if heated too long.
In most cases it isn't necessary, but a lot of people have found it to be very effective on connectors that are stuck like the OP was running into. Technique doesn't really help in that situation. Heating the connector softens it up allowing the locking tabs to pop out a LOT easier. I wouldn't have mentioned it if it wasn't effective and worked when other methods didn't.
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My best go at it. I think I did well enough.
    
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^^^ Did you need an extension for your 8 pin?

Looks great btw.
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Man thats the same PSU I have. Did you have any trouble removing the connectors?
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