Release 24 pin ATX connector from mobo

By gordongates
Jan 3, 2008
  1. Hello everyone! Happy New Year!!

    I am trying to replace the standard 300 watt power supply in my HP m7350n computer. It looks like I can handle it, except I am worried about the 24 pin connector that attaches to the motherboard (P5LP-LE). I don't want to break anything, and it doesn't want to release when I press on it and try pulling. I am tempted to use a tiny screwdriver, but that feels like a bad move.

    Any hints?

    The new 430 watt supply has a 20 plus 4 connector. This just attaches like the 24 pin connector but in two parts (right?)

    Thanks, Gordon
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Yes just break away the 4 extra pins, using anything you have
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes they are sometimes really stuck
    You need to release the side connector (just squeeze it)
    And really pull (maybe a little wiggle - not you the connector !)

    Don't use a tiny screwdriver (you know it's going break something)
    It's all about muscle !

    20 pin plus 4 pin go together if your M/B is 24pin
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