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Old March 27, 2013, 11:56 AM
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I couldn't sleep and decided to do some work on my upgrade PC late at night. First stupid mistake...the second one was that I cut my 8 pin pci-e to sleeve it. In my grogginess I did not mark the wires. My question is that there are 4 yellow wires and 4 black. They all look and are marked the same. Is the order aka left to right for the yellow or black important. And if it is how can I test the wire coming out of the power supply? It is an antec cp-1000. I can reprint a connector but need to know what the wires are so I can pin them in the correct spots on the connector. I don't want to have to get a new psu as this one is working just fine.
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Old March 27, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Uh.. why did you cut them? Even if you "splice" them back together unless you do a bang up on job on soldering that connection will never be the same again.

:( Poor psu.
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Old March 27, 2013, 12:14 PM
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I'm an outstanding solderer not worried about that. Cut them to repin then so I could individually sleeve them.

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Old March 27, 2013, 12:33 PM
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I'm an outstanding solderer not worried about that. Cut them to rejoin then so I could individually sleeve them.
I know why but why? Small screwdriver and 2 seconds could have popped out the clips.

And no the wires do not matter. 2 are ground and 2 are 12v
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Old March 27, 2013, 12:41 PM
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Luckily computer power supplies have a common wiring colour scheme: yellow is 12V, red is 5V, orange is 3.3V and black is ground (just counting the main supplies). All yellow wires coming from the power supply are 12V, and all black wires are ground, so the order is unimportant.

Cutting them is kind of a brute force way of doing it, probably should have removed the pin from the connector one at a time to sleeve IMO.

Edit: damn, too slow!
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Old March 27, 2013, 03:53 PM
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sometimes the black wires can be sense wires. Take a look at your manual
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Awesome guys thank you like I said it was a fraking blonde moment
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Old March 27, 2013, 06:56 PM
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Awesome guys thank you like I said it was a fraking blonde moment
look for pin outs
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