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Can I buy it somewhere else? from mdpc will cost me... 30€
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Can I buy it somewhere else? from mdpc will cost me... 30€


You can look around, but I don't think many shops sell the original/official Molex tool.

 

You can order sleeving/heatshrink from there too; it'll cut down on shipping costs.

 

Otherwise that's the cost of it. If you want to save, you can get another tool that will probably break and not always work; which in the end may end up costing you more (replacing it) in money and in time (waiting for replacement).

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The price of tool is normal, but just post is half of it..
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I have a couple spares here.
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Come on guys! Do any of you have some MDPC red shrink they would sell or trade for some MDPC stuff I have? I literally only need enough for like 3 wires. Just put a little in a regular envelope with a stamp. Please!
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hey I've started sleeving a Platimax 1200w psu it use 16awg wires and its hell to sleeve the mdpc atx pin remover simply does not work so I'm have to use the bent over staple method which sort of works but is extremely slow because the staple 'breaks' all the time which means I'm having to make a new 'staple tool' ever 3 pins frown.gif .
I've just destroyed one pin housing the pins side clips ( piece of metal that hold it in place which yes I've bend out) on longer hold it in its housing.......

So any one have any tips on how i should proceed ..... should I?
Anyone have any idea how to keep the pin in its housing - super glue?
And is any one knows where i could get a new Platimax 1200w psu housing - the housing that connects to the PSU!! (NOT the side that connects to the MB!)

I have read about 5 guides (including this one its great smile.gif ty ) sleeved about 12 fans and other stuff and watched the Lutro0 which were also helpful but the MDPC pin remover method does not work frown.gif This psu is just about to make me quite sleeving simply because I see no method of replacing the Platimax connector if I destroy another pin housing! (and don't want to buy another psu!)redface.gif
    
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hey I've started sleeving a Platimax 1200w psu it use 16awg wires and its hell to sleeve the mdpc atx pin remover simply does not work so I'm have to use the bent over staple method which sort of works but is extremely slow because the staple 'breaks' all the time which means I'm having to make a new 'staple tool' ever 3 pins frown.gif .
I've just destroyed one pin housing the pins side clips ( piece of metal that hold it in place which yes I've bend out) on longer hold it in its housing.......
So any one have any tips on how i should proceed ..... should I?
Anyone have any idea how to keep the pin in its housing - super glue?
And is any one knows where i could get a new Platimax 1200w psu housing - the housing that connects to the PSU!! (NOT the side that connects to the MB!)
I have read about 5 guides (including this one its great smile.gif ty ) sleeved about 12 fans and other stuff and watched the Lutro0 which were also helpful but the MDPC pin remover method does not work frown.gif This psu is just about to make me quite sleeving simply because I see no method of replacing the Platimax connector if I destroy another pin housing! (and don't want to buy another psu!)redface.gif

To remove the pins easier try heating the actual plastic housing. This will expand it just enough to remove the pins. If you destroyed a cable try calling the PSU manufacturer and straight up tell them you broke a cable and you would like to see if they can send you a new one. It worked for me with my Seasonic x-650.
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The Plastic housing on the PSU side is quite soft already i think i would damage it further if i tried to remove pins using this method but I'll give it a go for the MB connectors since i can easily get new housing for them cheers for the tips I'll also give Enermax a call and hope for the best!

Anyone else sleeved a Platimax psu and figured out a ' easy ' method to remove the pins!
    
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The Plastic housing on the PSU side is quite soft already i think i would damage it further if i tried to remove pins using this method but I'll give it a go for the MB connectors since i can easily get new housing for them cheers for the tips I'll also give Enermax a call and hope for the best!
Anyone else sleeved a Platimax psu and figured out a ' easy ' method to remove the pins!

Please watch this video starting at 2:52



You will most likely have to use the hard method described where you wrap it around your finger. Also if you are using a home-made tool or really anything other then the original molex tool you either wont get them off or you will have a very very hard time with it. Some PSU makers use their own brand of pins that are made to hold into the houseing very very strongly almost making it impossible to get them removed without using a huge amount of force. The trick is knowing when you are using too much force, and when your tool is actually pressing down the clasps on the pin wich only come with experience. They will come off, but with alot more force than you can imagine, the trick is knowing when your tool is actually pressing the clasps down.

Also from experience, sleeving a 16awg wire is difficult due to the size of the wire, when you get to sleeving it will be hard to get the sleeve and the heatshrink into the connector like you can do with 18awg wire. So you will need to account for that when you get there. When ever I have done those ones (Enermax for example) I end up rewiring the whole thing to be 18awg.

I hope some of that helps.
Edited by Lutro0 - 1/31/12 at 6:53am
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I have some questions on paracord I am hoping I can get answered! I tried to do some searches and found various pieces of information all over but nothing conclusive.

First, where are the best places to ORDER paracord. I see the suggestion of local army supply shops, but there are none of those around me. Also, how many feet do I need in order to completely sleeve my PSU. I would like to have some extra because I am sure I am going to mess up. I was thinking 200 feet would be enough? Also, what is the difference between 450 and 550 and which is recommended?

I saw a method of sleeving where heatshrink was not needed. I feel it looks amazing compared to heatshrinked sleeving. Is this method reliable and a good thing to follow?

Finally, how do I sleeve my sata cables or is this possible with paracord?

Thanks for the help! And if anyone has pattern suggestions for colors let me know! I am thinking of a combination of black/red/white with mostly black and only accents of red or white.
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