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post #1 of 14
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hey guys ive been following these forums for quite some time now but never really needed a real reason to post, ive seen some of your guys amazing sleeving jobs so i decided to do my own power supply. I picked up the silverstone strider plus 1000w and stripped off all the old sleeving/heatshrink but when i got to start removing the atx pins i couldnt even move the pins on any of the atx connectors, 24,8,6,4. so i figured hmmm "im doing it wrong" i grabbed an old 8pin ext cable and tried it on there and ALL the pins came out with little to no effort. ive tried the sunbeam mod tool kit(my dad broke it trying to help me) ive tried the paper clip and staple method and nothing is working. is there somthing im missing or am i just doing it wrong? anyways thanks in advance guys
post #2 of 14
I just had trouble removing the pins on a PSU, and I ended up cutting the connector open with a razor blade to see what was going on. Some plastic had gotten under the barbs, so the molex remover tool wasn't able to push them down, and thus the pins wouldn't come out.

In case you weren't aware that's how it works, the pins each have some barbs that stick out and prevent the pin from getting pushed back. The removal tools will push the barbs flat so you can push the pin back out. Since too much plastic was under mine, the removal tool didn't work anymore.

Not much help for you though, I never found a way to remove them without breaking the old connector frown.gif.
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that was my next idea if nothing came up here, ill have to stop by frys or radioshack to get some new connectors. thanks for the fast reply!
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From experience, the connector housings on the Silverstone PSUs are very tight; what you'll have to do is push the pin into the connector as far as possible, insert the removal tool and hold it tight (while pushing in the pin), then tug/jiggle the wire and you should get it out.
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Originally Posted by radodrill;12225743 
From experience, the connector housings on the Silverstone PSUs are very tight; what you'll have to do is push the pin into the connector as far as possible, insert the removal tool and hold it tight (while pushing in the pin), then tug/jiggle the wire and you should get it out.

This. It's the same for the Corsair power supplies. Push the wire into the connector as far as you can, insert the tool, then wiggle/pull that wire out.
post #6 of 14
Not all remover tool are created equal. I also started with the sunbeam remover and broke it. Then I got the MDPC pin remover and it is so much better.

Also you might consider crimpring new cables and using new connectors. That way you wont modify the originals. If you do make sure to get quality pins.

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post #7 of 14
Mdpc uses the same one made by the molex company. That tool is available at frozen cpu for those of us in the states

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Mdpc uses the same one made by the molex company. That tool is available at frozen cpu for those of us in the states

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This is true. However, it's important to note that SOME PSU's (especially the Corsair HX series, and I'm sure others) don't work with the Molex tool.

The Sunbeam tool is actually better for those.
post #9 of 14
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wow thx for all the replies guys, im going to order the mdpc tool and try it again, if that doenst work ill just have to make my own cableing =/
post #10 of 14
Before you go mutilating the connectors of your psu, try using a hair dryer. Works a charm every time for me. Set it up nice and hot and aim it at your connector for 10-20 seconds just to soften the plastic. Use your pin-remover tool straight afterwards and it should come out. This has worked for everyone else that has tried this suggestion.
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