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post #21 of 51
The problem (after soldering) is not the soldering fix itself but the flags on the pin. If what I think happened you will need a new pin. There are small flags that hold the pin securely into the connector that broke.

You cannot remove those pins from the connector without breaking the flags unless you have a pin pusher (or something that closes the flags so they are not holding the pin in).

I would definitely fix this. I would not leave it to chance if something were to break.

EDIT: Soldering is not risky for a fix. It just is not the correct way or proper way to fix it.
Edited by donnybrasco - 12/19/10 at 11:57pm
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I stopped by Frys before going to work. I got a crimper, wire cuter, and wire stripper. Also got some male and female molex connectors, but when I was looking at the females?, it has a round shape to it. And the molex connectors from my PSU are square. I never used a crimper before, so does the crimp shape the round molex connector into a square connection?

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You got the wrong pins .

Although ALL connectors in the computer are designed by Molex, the "molex" connectors usually refer to the ones used for powering IDE drives for example and many peripherals, which are big 4-pin connectors with cylindrical pins, the pins are in line BTW (12V, ground, ground and 5V wires). You should get what are called "ATX pins", either female or male, which are the square ones

This is the molex connector, female version



These are some female ATX pins



BTW the gender of the connector is dictated by the pins it uses, not by the shape of the plastic, so if the pins are hollow it's female and if they're pointy they're male
Edited by geort45 - 12/20/10 at 3:18pm
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post #24 of 51
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Originally Posted by geort45 View Post
You got the wrong pins .

Although ALL connectors in the computer are designed by Molex, the "molex" connectors usually refer to the ones used for powering IDE drives for example and many peripherals, which are big 4-pin connectors with cylindrical pins, the pins are in line BTW (12V, ground, ground and 5V wires). You should get what are called "ATX pins", either female or male, which are the square ones

This is the molex connector, female version



These are some female ATX pins



BTW the gender of the connector is dictated by the pins it uses, not by the shape of the plastic, so if the pins are hollow it's female and if they're pointy they're male
YES! Thanks! Awesome, hopefully I'll be able to stop by MC before it closes.

So its this, yes?

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0341801
    
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soldering iron will fix it
    
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YES! Thanks! Awesome, hopefully I'll be able to stop by MC before it closes.

So its this, yes?

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0341801
Nope, they're the same, cylindrical for "molex" connectors. I did a search on MC.com and they don't seem to carry them :/

If you pulled out the pin it probably isn't too deformed, you could use an xacto knife or small screwdriver to try and carefully open the wings of the pin, they're two pairs, one on the base of the pin which tightens the plastic portion of the wire and another on the middle of the pin to tighten the metal wire, open those wings a bit and insert the wire again, then carefully close them with small pliers.
Edited by geort45 - 12/20/10 at 4:12pm
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post #27 of 51
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Nope, they're the same, cylindrical for "molex" connectors. I did a search on MC.com and they don't seem to carry them :/

If you pulled out the pin it probably isn't too deformed, you could use an xacto knife or small screwdriver to try and carefully open the wings of the pin, they're two pairs, one on the base of the pin which tightens the plastic portion of the wire and another on the middle of the pin to tighten the metal wire, open those wings a bit and insert the wire again, then carefully close them with small pliers.
Sigh really? I guess I'll try that tonight then. Maybe I'll stop by Frys and take a look around once more. I was in a rush so couldn't really spend time looking around for the right size.

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post #28 of 51
@skwannabe,

You are referring the 24-pin ATX connector, correct?

The terminal you need is a female Mini-fit Jr.

I buy them from Mouser.


What concerns me is that you should never, ever be able to simply pull the terminal off the conductor. Believe me, I have crimped many thousands of terminals when I used to manufacture wiring harnesses. If the terminal came off the conductor that easily, I would question the quality of all the crimps on all the wires.
Edited by Arctucas - 12/20/10 at 4:45pm
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post #29 of 51
Do you have solder? It's easy to put em back together
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post #30 of 51
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Sigh really? I guess I'll try that tonight then. Maybe I'll stop by Frys and take a look around once more. I was in a rush so couldn't really spend time looking around for the right size.

Thanks though!
This is only correct for getting the wire secured onto the pin. There are flags on the pin (or wings) that clip into the connector to secure the pin into the connector. If this was pulled out those flags are shot. It seems this is the problem you are having when bumping your case and having to push the wire back into the proper position.

EDIT: a quick look at what arctucas posted seems to be the correct pin.
Edited by donnybrasco - 12/20/10 at 4:53pm
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