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Because I am going to make my own wires, I was sleeving my stuff and broke the tool and so now I am just going to cut the wires at the end of the PSU and splice them with 18AWG wire and I got the pin connectors and new molex heads but if they are all the same type of wire why does it not work when you switch the wires around?
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I am confused by your question and what you are doing. What do you mean by "make my own wires"? I can tell you are cutting wires off a PSU and spliceing them onto something involveing a molex, but i'm not sure what or why.

Even better, take a picture of what your doing with the wire spliceing and the PSU and the molex connector.
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I am also confused by your question.

Maybe this is what you mean.

Each wire has a different voltage, each black wire is a ground, the red wire is +5 V, and the yellow wire is +12 V. You cant just put any wire into any slot and expect it to work.
    
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uugh. im not sure what youre talking about. but becareful, not to just plug any wire in the pin or molex. everyone is a different wire. ground, power, and other crap idk about.
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Oh You Did View Post
uugh. im not sure what youre talking about. but becareful, not to just plug any wire in the pin or molex. everyone is a different wire. ground, power, and other crap idk about.


lol this.



All wires aren't created equally.
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I have to see this...
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Molex connectors go like this:

/ 12v earth earth 5v \\ - Note the dashes representing the side with the corners missing

If you mix them up, you will produce some funky shiz to say the least.

If you have them mixed up, try using a multimeter to measure the voltages across them.


If you need more info I recommend wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molex_connector
    
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Somebody who has your punctuation and grammar skills should not be rewiring a PSU...
    
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
Somebody who has your punctuation and grammar skills should not be rewiring a PSU...
alright bro cool story
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I know you can't mix wires I have sleeved a power supply before I was just asking why I think people took that question a bit to serious.

EDIT: look at my build and you can see I have done it before.
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