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Old July 5, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Default Sleeving . . . AHHHHHHH!!!

Here is my dilemma and I am hoping some kind soul may have some folksy wisdom for me.

I am sleeving my 24 pin connector and while most wires have come "easy peasy", I have a few stubborn ones that absolutely refuse to give way. I reposition the tool, push in on the wire, pull up on the wire, reposition again, pull, pull again, wiggle, pull, wiggle, pull . . . nada. I have pulled these things to the maximum I care to because I know what happens next . . . snap and the crimped end winds up stuck in the connector.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old July 5, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Use 2 flattened out staples instead of the tool. They seem to work better, but hard on the fingers.
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Old July 5, 2013, 03:18 PM
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Hold the staples with needle nose pliers.
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Old July 5, 2013, 04:25 PM
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Wish I could help. I ended up buying a new powersupply for my sleeving job. I had a AX750 (similar to yours I think) and I could not get a single pin out for the life of me.

My only suggestion would be to buy a crimp tool and some crimp pins in the event you break em.
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Old July 6, 2013, 07:25 AM
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Firstly I would like to thank everyone for your responses.

I went with the staple approach and with a ton (and I mean ton) of patience and turning my fingers into a pin cushion (tried the needle nose pliers - could not manipulate them properly ), I finally got all wires out and sleeved. If you are interested in the whole process to final product head over to my Work Log and have a look. For those of you who would prefer not . . . below is a pic or two of the 24 pin point cable.





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