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What's the best way to unplug laptop cable internal connectors on motherboard etc?

By rodion15
May 10, 2015
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  1. I get a bit jittery when I'm unplugging cable connectors (these images are just examples, I'm thinking of all types of connectors). What's the best way to safely unplug them?, pull from the cables or from the plastic case. What's your experience?. This pics are just a few examples of connectors. I'm posting this thread about any type of connectors. Thank you.
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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,549   +2,894

    Many simply pull apart. Watch out for the ones with locking tabs though. I don't think you have anything to worry about as long as you take your time.
     
  3. rodion15

    rodion15 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Thanks
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    Avoid pulling by the wires. You should pull on the plastic connectors. While you can get away with it sometimes or even most of the time but it is better to use the connectors. This is no different than disconnecting electrical connectors on an automobile, BTW.
     
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  5. rodion15

    rodion15 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Thanks for your answer. Many times it's hard to put your nails or a black stick on the plastic connector. I wonder if there's some other tool to help me on that.
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    You can use needle nose pliers or regular pliers depending on the size of the connectors, however, when applicable you still need to unlock the connector by pressing or pulling on the clasp or locking device. Gently rock the connector back and forth as you pull.
     
  7. melkiik

    melkiik TS Enthusiast Posts: 42   +10

    These are my favorite tools for the job. Especially when you need to get to more cramped spaces where my fingers wont fit. These have a rubber coating at the end so it minimizes the risk of static electric myths and so on. But more importantly give you a good grip on the plastic 2,3,4 pin connectors. :) rudded.gif
    If you don't have one handy, id go for what mailpup said "Gently rock the connector back and forth as you pull."

    Same goes for the tool I use.
     
  8. rodion15

    rodion15 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Thanks for your answer. These pliers look fine. What's the brand/model?
     

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