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How do I remove these things from my PSU cables?

post #1 of 19
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I think they're called ferrite cores. How do I remove these forsaken pieces of plastic? I'm trying to sleeve my PSU and they're kind of in the way. Thank you!

Tools I have: Pliers, a knife, scissors, and a lot of determination. I may have some other tools as well

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post #2 of 19
A hammer. Just tap hard enough to crack it and then pull it off. Tip: tap where the seal is.
post #3 of 19
A) Knife it
B) take off the connections at the ends and slide it off the end
Wow the above is probably a lot easier, do that
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post #4 of 19
Hard surface + hammer.

Although Just becareful not to destroy the cables
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post #5 of 19
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Haha thanks guys this sounds fun. I have a hammer, but really? I am afraid I'll damage something.

Are there any other less risky methods? Does anyone have experience with these ferrite cores?
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post #6 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mark $ View Post
A) Knife it
B) take off the connections at the ends and slide it off the end
Wow the above is probably a lot easier, do that
They don't slide off. The ferrite cores are stuck, like as if something is holding them tight.
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post #7 of 19
I used tin snips when I took them off of my PSU. I was very careful when doing so, and didn't cause any damage to the wires.

good luck!
post #8 of 19
Mount it in a vise. Take a semi-large screw driver and insert in the seam (yes there's one). Tap it with a hammer until the seam splits, or just tap the seam until it cracks (first suggestion). I've done this a thousand-and-one times... just be careful.
post #9 of 19
Hammer and a good hard surface.

BTW that's a hell of a death grip you have on those wires.
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by gymenii View Post
Mount it in a vise. Take a semi-large screw driver and insert in the seam (yes there's one). Tap it with a hammer until the seam splits, or just tap the seam until it cracks (first suggestion). I've done this a thousand-and-one times... just be careful.
That sounds on the money! Thanks man!
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