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hey all,
i've got my HTPC up and running, but i wanna mod it
first i want to do some cable-management, and i was wondering...
how can i make the cables shorter?
can i just cut them to size and solder it back together?
cause i don't have those pins lying around

and can i just cut off the unneeded cables and put tape around to keep it from shorting?

thanx in advance
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hey all,
i've got my HTPC up and running, but i wanna mod it
first i want to do some cable-management, and i was wondering...
how can i make the cables shorter?
can i just cut them to size and solder it back together?
cause i don't have those pins lying around

and can i just cut off the unneeded cables and put tape around to keep it from shorting?

thanx in advance
Yes. Cut them and solder them, I'd rather do that over then just taping them together.
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Yeah, you can. Just make sure you do it properly.

I'd recommend some heatshrink or something around the cut parts.
    
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post #4 of 5
Hi there,

Cutting your PSU cables to Custom Lenght is fine

I usually cut, Strip, Fray, Intertwine , Solder, then either Sleeve or Heatshrink over them.

You can just snip the unused ones from the inside of the PSU. It looks neater that way and you could wrap the tips in electrical tape

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wow...fast reactions!
thanx guys!
i'm off to the modding table then
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