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How to sleeve video card connectors

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I am in the process of sleeving my psu. Everything is going good so far until I hit the cables that connect to the video cards.

I attached a picture to show what my problem is.

I have tried for the last 2 hours and I just can't get the cable over it without destroying my sleeve. It's just to thick.

Any advise

Also sorry for the crappy quality.
post #2 of 6
The ATX pins (used by the 20/24 pin, 4-pin CPU, EPS, 6-pin PCI-e and 8-pin PCI-e) have little fingers on the sides to hold them in the connector, these fingers very easily snag the sleeving braid when feeding them through; I have found that wrapping the pins with electrical tape before passing them through the braid works wonders.

Also, using a hot knife to cut the sleeve or using a lighter to singe the end together (if cutting with scissors) will help keep the ends of the sleeve from fraying.
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post #3 of 6
Slide the sleeve down from over the middle pin and then pull the extension out once it is through enough to grab it.
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Originally Posted by radodrill;12732455 
The ATX pins (used by the 20/24 pin, 4-pin CPU, EPS, 6-pin PCI-e and 8-pin PCI-e) have little fingers on the sides to hold them in the connector, these fingers very easily snag the sleeving braid when feeding them through; I have found that wrapping the pins with electrical tape before passing them through the braid works wonders.

Also, using a hot knife to cut the sleeve or using a lighter to singe the end together (if cutting with scissors) will help keep the ends of the sleeve from fraying.
I have been using electrical tape throughout this process. Last attempt everything was going well until about half way through the cable must have gotten caught tape/pins. I wasn't able to move it either way. The problem I am having is that if I use too much tape it won't slide over and if I don't use enough the pins will eventually show through and ruin the sleeving.

Going to use a hot knife now and see how it goes.
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Another thing that helps a lot is to push the braid together (lengthwise) as this will expand the diameter 2x to 3x allowing you to easily work the wire through the braid a few in at a time.
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Originally Posted by radodrill;12732742 
Another thing that helps a lot is to push the braid together (lengthwise) as this will expand the diameter 2x to 3x allowing you to easily work the wire through the braid a few in at a time.

Well I ended up sleeving the first out of two wires. Damn thing took me like 4 hours and ate my entire afternoon. I finally gave up on the second cable because I couldnt get the sleeve over it to save my life. I'm pretty frustrated at this point and the staples idea is working but eating my fingers alive. I might end up just buying that remover tool. Pain in the ass frown.gif


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