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PSU Cables

By Jimbob956
Aug 7, 2004
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  1. Im trying to remove the current psu cables from the devices they are plugged into. Man, these cables are really snug. I can't get them out, should they be liek this. Will I just have to use more strength to get them out. Should I pull them out straight, or pull them out while wiggling them side to side? Cheers :)
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Wiggle them both ways (left/right) while pulling at the same time.
    They can be a ***** to get out.
  3. abc

    abc TS Rookie Posts: 52

    yeah, just wiggle them and be persistent. I have a 9800 pro that takes a needle nose pliers and a couple minutes to get out.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    The molex connectors are really tight esp. when new.

    If you have a connector that you have to plug/unplug often, take a knife to it to make things go smoother.
  5. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 467

    Try to get a good grip with your fingers. Try to pull out the left side first. Once that is a little loose, pull on the right side. Keep alternating and straining until you get that sucker out. Use something to help pry it out like a butter knife maybe.

    Sometimes those psu cables are easy to take, but when they are stuck, it makes me wanna break it so badly. It took me ten minutes to take one out before.
  6. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Assuming you're willing to invalidate the warranty on your power supply, that is...
  7. Jimbob956

    Jimbob956 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cheers to all of ya. I just like checking with some other people sometimes before attempting summat, just to make sure I will not break anything. I will just try really hard, not too sure whether I should use a tool. I'll just have to try real hard with my fingerz, am feelin tired only 11.30pm (in the UK).
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