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post #8711 of 14333
Hey, I am in desperate need of help. I am trying to sleeve my Antec EA 750 and I can't, for the life of me, remove the friggin' molex pins! I tried it with staples like a lot of people here showed how to and was unsuccessful, then I gave up and bought a pin remover tool kit, the tool didn't work either mad.gif so I went looking for other solutions online and somebody said they used a capri sun juice straw, and someone else said they used the ink thingy of a used up bic pen ... tried both, didn't work:mad:
Can anyone give me any advice on how to do this, please?!?!?!!! I don't want to have to resort to cutting the wires and getting new pins for the whole thing blinksmiley.gif
post #8712 of 14333
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Originally Posted by DirtyTrickster View Post

O ok. I assume you're talking about the silver casing of the usb connector. Just for future reference, that's not a header. A header is what you would plug the connector into on the motherboard.

To answer your question, I'm not sure of anything. A more complicated option would be to remove the pins on the other end from the connector, apply sleeving then reinstall connector. I'm not sure if you could find heatshrink to cover the connector and also the sleeving though.

In case anyone runs into this issue in the future, I resolved this issue by desoldering the USB connectors from the PCB. Then I heated and gently bent the pins around the USB connectors (you can see the pins on the right side of below photos) until they were flush with the header. This allowed me to fix SATA sleeving over the connector.

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After sleeving and heatshrink just reheat the prongs and gently bend them back.
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post #8713 of 14333
I bent the pins but this Sata sleeving from MDPC is still just barely too tight. It starts to fray after a certain while as well, even with melting the ends. I can get it around the connector mostly but it won't budge at all after that. anyone have any other suggestions for sleeving? This Sata sleeve is 9 mm wide roughly when pressed flat down. Are these connectors just a pain in the ass on the Silverstone cases or something? I'm surprised I haven;t heard of more people having difficulty with these things.


Edited by Vitaminx - 2/13/13 at 6:18pm
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post #8714 of 14333
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I bent the pins but this Sata sleeving from MDPC is still just barely too tight. It starts to fray after a certain while as well, even with melting the ends. I can get it around the connector mostly but it won't budge at all after that. anyone have any other suggestions for sleeving? This Sata sleeve is 9 mm wide roughly when pressed flat down. Are these connectors just a pain in the ass on the Silverstone cases or something? I'm surprised I haven;t heard of more people having difficulty with these things.


are you trying to snake it on or pull it on...try to snake it on, and are you trying to put it on a SATA connector?
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are you trying to snake it on or pull it on...try to snake it on, and are you trying to put it on a SATA connector?
I'm snaking it on. This is not a Sata connector but a USB 3.0 Connector that I desoldered from the front panel PCB. Seems further modification is needed to make it fit over it, because it just gets stuck on the connector and no amount of pulling, snaking, forcing can do anything to make it budge. I have just came across this though:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1279181/sleeving-front-panel-usb-3-0-cables#post_17672393

Ah, yea these ones are a bit of a pain. Ive seen people take 3 options on this.

1. sleeve over the main one and shrink it close to the panel.
2. cut and resolder the individual ones so you can sleeve them.
3. use an exacto knife to cut the connector in half and carefully remove the connectors and then sleeve it and put them back into place with a dot of solder and super glue the connector together.

I've tried 2 and its a no go. I'm curious about #3 though. Anyone care to explain this to me in further detail? Is he saying to cut the housing off around the connector so its easier to sleeve it then glue it back together? Seems risky for a guy new to this stuff like me. Anyone ever used this method?

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post #8716 of 14333
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I'm snaking it on. This is not a Sata connector but a USB 3.0 Connector that I desoldered from the front panel PCB. Seems further modification is needed to make it fit over it, because it just gets stuck on the connector and no amount of pulling, snaking, forcing can do anything to make it budge. I have just came across this though:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1279181/sleeving-front-panel-usb-3-0-cables#post_17672393

Ah, yea these ones are a bit of a pain. Ive seen people take 3 options on this.

1. sleeve over the main one and shrink it close to the panel.
2. cut and resolder the individual ones so you can sleeve them.
3. use an exacto knife to cut the connector in half and carefully remove the connectors and then sleeve it and put them back into place with a dot of solder and super glue the connector together.

I've tried 2 and its a no go. I'm curious about #3 though. Anyone care to explain this to me in further detail? Is he saying to cut the housing off around the connector so its easier to sleeve it then glue it back together? Seems risky for a guy new to this stuff like me. Anyone ever used this method?



Why don't you try to put the connectors in one at a time? Put one USB jeader through and then the other
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post #8717 of 14333
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Why don't you try to put the connectors in one at a time? Put one USB jeader through and then the other

But that's what I am doing. The picture I posted above with the sleeving was when I was trying to fit it over one of these connectors. It wouldn't budge.
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post #8718 of 14333
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But that's what I am doing. The picture I posted above with the sleeving was when I was trying to fit it over one of these connectors. It wouldn't budge.

MDPC makes a USB sleeve just for this purpose...
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Originally Posted by longroadtrip View Post

MDPC makes a USB sleeve just for this purpose...

Just so you know, if you buy tech-flex 1/4" it's the same as that USB sleeve from MDPC, except it's cheaper per quantity.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-4-BRAIDED-EXPANDABLE-SLEEVING-CLEAN-CUT-25ft-/230408290085?pt=Car_Audio_Video&vxp=mtr&hash=item35a5677f25
Edited by adi518 - 3/28/13 at 10:11pm
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Valentines Day, Lutro0 Customs Style. =P

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