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Old May 16, 2009, 09:09 AM
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Question Sleeving 24-pin ATX connector

All right guys. First off, I just bough this tool

NCIX.com - Buy Mod Smart Power Supply ATX Removal Tool for Removing 24 Pin ATX Connector Pins for PSU Sleeving - M-MINI-ATX2 In Canada.

for sleeving my 24-pin ATX connector. However, this is a REAL pain. I can't get a single wire out of the connector... There is something I am not doing right.

I am attaching a scheme.

So basically, you can see the ''pin'' connectors in black. Now, the blue thing is the plastic wich actually do definition of the pin... Hope I am not missing you. Now in red, you got my tool I purchase.

So where do I put my 2 ''needles'' from my tool: in the 2 yellow dots or in the 2 green dots?

Thanks a lot for the help... I just can't understand what is wrong with this

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Old May 16, 2009, 09:21 AM
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Never used a tool like that but with a tiny screwdriver I have managed with what you marked as yellow dots.
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All right thanks, I'll try with that.
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Old May 16, 2009, 02:03 PM
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The tool goes on the sides of the connector, not on the top. If you can't get it, try using a couple of staples instead, and use some needlenose pliers to gently pry the wire out.

Edit: Found my picture.

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Note that it usually helps to grab the wire by the end coming out and push it UP, basically away from removing it then giving it a gentle but firm tug.

Also take note that PSU connectors can be a right ***** to remove, I had no luck and instead got extenders(easier by orders of magnitude)
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I just bought a sunbeam tool kit, and i must say, its much easier!
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Old May 16, 2009, 04:41 PM
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I've got the same tool kit, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The staples work for me when the tool doesn't.
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Argghh!! finally!! Thanks for all the answer guys, really appreciate it. All right so I finally figure... these tools do work well. Just finished my P4 connector (8pin CPU). It looks just great . I'll attack the 24pin in the current week. The only problem with these tools is that they don't come with any manuals, instructions of any kind... it suck when your purchase 5-10 bucks tools but just has to find out by your self how to do this... we were not born knowing how to sleeve cables

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Argghh!! finally!! Thanks for all the answer guys, really appreciate it. All right so I finally figure... these tools do work well. Just finished my P4 connector (8pin CPU). It looks just great . I'll attack the 24pin in the current week. The only problem with these tools is that they don't come with any manuals, instructions of any kind... it suck when your purchase 5-10 bucks tools but just has to find out by your self how to do this... we were not born knowing how to sleeve cables

Google.

Tons of people have done this.
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Old May 17, 2009, 08:44 AM
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Cable Sleeving Guide - XtremeSystems Forums

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