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    Hey guys, I was having serious issues removing the green pin from my 24pin connector in order to sleeve, and being the final cable to sleeve for that connector of course I run into an issue. I broke two pin removers, one a Frozencpu brand and the other the vaunted Original Molex pin remover, so I moved to staples. Staples didn't work so I cut the cable and crimped on another connector. Issue is, the damn offending connector is still stuck in the housing, lmao. I've tried several methods to remove it but it is stuck GOOD. Any suggestions? I really REALLY do not wanna move all the cables over to a new connector, lmao. That would be hell, HELL!

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    Default Re: Sleeving Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Nyarlathotep View Post
    Hey guys, I was having serious issues removing the green pin from my 24pin connector in order to sleeve, and being the final cable to sleeve for that connector of course I run into an issue. I broke two pin removers, one a Frozencpu brand and the other the vaunted Original Molex pin remover, so I moved to staples. Staples didn't work so I cut the cable and crimped on another connector. Issue is, the damn offending connector is still stuck in the housing, lmao. I've tried several methods to remove it but it is stuck GOOD. Any suggestions? I really REALLY do not wanna move all the cables over to a new connector, lmao. That would be hell, HELL!
    You should have bought your pin remover from MNPCTech, it's close to impossible to break

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    Default Re: Sleeving Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    You should have bought your pin remover from MNPCTech, it's close to impossible to break
    It's the same one from Frozencpu, if you're talking about the 7 dollar ATX pin removal tool, very flimsy compared to the Molex one. Anyways, I was able to get it out the pin with a bobby pin and a pair of tweezers, lmao!

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    Default Re: Sleeving Issue

    The tool from MNPCTech is made out of steel, there;s nothing flimsy about it, I have one sitting here

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    Default Re: Sleeving Issue

    I use Sunbeam's kit. However, for the ATX main, I use a set of jewelers screwdrivers. The smallest of the flathead drivers works well for me, and it's long enough to keep a good hold on.

    Note: Work on the pin one side at a time. Work each side out and wedge the pin to the side, work on the other, etc. Do NOT use force.

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    Default Re: Sleeving Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthmonger View Post
    I use Sunbeam's kit. However, for the ATX main, I use a set of jewelers screwdrivers. The smallest of the flathead drivers works well for me, and it's long enough to keep a good hold on.

    Note: Work on the pin one side at a time. Work each side out and wedge the pin to the side, work on the other, etc. Do NOT use force.
    I've basically got pin removal down, it's just that green wire had an EXCESSIVE amount of stripped wire running through the pin, expanding the base of the pin by at least two times the regular size, haha.

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    Default Re: Sleeving Issue

    I guess now would be the best time to ask a question I forgot to ask a while ago. How do you guys remove the stock sleeving? It's perhaps the most irritating thing next to pin removal.

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    Default Re: Sleeving Issue

    Trim scissors on the sleeving, razorblade knife on the heatshrink. Nothing fancy.

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    Default Re: Sleeving Issue

    Most of us "normal people" can't justify the expense of a hot knife. So, keep a vacuum handy. Those little fibers will need trimming and they get everywhere.

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    Default Re: Sleeving Issue

    Yeah I've mainly been using an exacto knife on both sleeve and heatshrink. For the sleeving I just heat up the blade with my heatgun and slice at it, lmao. Not very effective but I lack trim scissors as well.

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