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I need help guys.
So I am attempting my first paracord sleeving and I've have decided to go heat-shrinkless. I'm using this video as a reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFUDqEvhmho and the problem I'm having is after melting the end tip of the paracord and shutting it close onto the cable, I can't get the wire to fit back into the plastic power connector. I've been trying consistently to shut the paracord as small as possible but no matter how small I get it, apparently it isn't small enough. Any suggestions?
Also, how do you guys melt the paracord and shut it with your bare fingers? I've burned myself several times and my index finger and thumb are numb. lol

You are melting it between the crimp and the pin (The part which is thinnest)? If so you shouldn't have a problem fitting it in unless you've melted a lot of paracord.

Yupp, pinching it with the thumb and index wink.gif

Quick picture of what I mean:


It's also a good idea to try to keep it as round as possible, if you pinch it flat and not round it will catch on the housing.

Should look something like this:

Edited by BuToNz - 1/8/13 at 1:42am
post #8472 of 14272
Hey guys I've got a question, I'm planning on sleeving a PSU for my new build with MDPC but I'm unsure which one to go for as I'm looking for a 1 - 1 PSU due it being my first time sleeving so I don't really want to run into any double wire problems and whatnot. I was thinking of getting the Silverstone Strider 850W Gold, is this a good PSU to go with for sleeving? Thanks. smile.gif
post #8473 of 14272
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Originally Posted by Spite View Post

Hey guys I've got a question, I'm planning on sleeving a PSU for my new build with MDPC but I'm unsure which one to go for as I'm looking for a 1 - 1 PSU due it being my first time sleeving so I don't really want to run into any double wire problems and whatnot. I was thinking of getting the Silverstone Strider 850W Gold, is this a good PSU to go with for sleeving? Thanks. smile.gif

You mean the new Evolution ST85F-G? I believe that has no double wires and is 1-1 (mirrored). That's possibly one of the easiest PSUs for a new sleever. Only thing that will scare you is the large caps on the ends of the PCIe cables, but those can be safely removed.
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You mean the new Evolution ST85F-G? I believe that has no double wires and is 1-1 (mirrored). That's possibly one of the easiest PSUs for a new sleever. Only thing that will scare you is the large caps on the ends of the PCIe cables, but those can be safely removed.

Yeah that's the one, thanks so much. smile.gif
post #8475 of 14272
Hey guys looking for a bit of advice, been sleeving my power supply and I cannot for the life of me get the cpu 8 pin pins out, feel like I'm going to break them! Tried warming the connected up with a hair dryer but still no luck.
Cheers,
Heidi
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Hey guys looking for a bit of advice, been sleeving my power supply and I cannot for the life of me get the cpu 8 pin pins out, feel like I'm going to break them! Tried warming the connected up with a hair dryer but still no luck.
Cheers,
Heidi

What ATX removal tool are you using? Sometimes the prongs don't quite reach far enough and giving the tool a wiggle while pushing the pin further into the connector helps.

Is it just the 8pin CPU you are struggling with or are these the first you've tried?
Edited by BuToNz - 1/8/13 at 9:52am
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Tried warming the connected up with a hair dryer but still no luck.

The connectors are made of Nylon, so heating them up could result in deformation.

Here's my epic drawing of why the pin (black) doesn't come out of the housing (brown). You need to push up first to free those two wings. Once you think they are free, put the extractor tool in, but don't pull yet! First push up and wiggle them some more smile.gif Now when you pull the wire downwards, make sure you are holding it exactly in line with (parallel to) the pin.

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What ATX removal tool are you using? Sometimes the prongs don't quite reach far enough and giving the tool a wiggle while pushing the pin further into the connector helps.
Is it just the 8pin CPU you are struggling with or are these the first you've tried?

Sorry I explained myself wrong I meant the CPU power cable, I have the proper Molex tool and have managed to sleeve the 24pin but no luck with these pins thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
post #8479 of 14272
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Originally Posted by BuToNz View Post

You are melting it between the crimp and the pin (The part which is thinnest)? If so you shouldn't have a problem fitting it in unless you've melted a lot of paracord.
Yupp, pinching it with the thumb and index wink.gif
Quick picture of what I mean:

It's also a good idea to try to keep it as round as possible, if you pinch it flat and not round it will catch on the housing.
Should look something like this:

Gahh that's how I've been doing it, but I think the problem I'm having is over-melting the paracord and creating a large plastic blob. lol. But thanks though +rep and I'll keep trying!
post #8480 of 14272
I accidentally burned one of the metal connectors when trying to do heatshrinkless paracord. is it still usable? lol. It's like a gunmetal color now.
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