Power Supply Pins

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January 24, 2009 at 21:52:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Home Premium, 3 GHz / 8189 MB
One of the cables that goes form the power supply to my motherboard (24 pin connector) has broken from the pin in the plastic connector. I wanted to just get a replacement pin, crimp it to the wire, and plug it back in. Unfortunately I can't find these pins. I found a bunch for the device molex connectors (http://www.crazypc.com/products/PQ4-53902.html), but the pins used in the motherboard connectors are much smaller. Can anyone point me to a website that sells these?

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#1
January 25, 2009 at 03:09:14
hi

its possible you could buy a new 24 pin connector and have someone competant in electrical repairs solder/splice the new connector on


http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...



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#2
January 25, 2009 at 10:02:49
No quite what i was looking for, but that web site did have these: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1... which should do the job.

Is it absolutely necessary to use a crimper specifically designed for these pins, or would needle nose pliers work?

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#3
January 25, 2009 at 14:03:34
hi

ok i see what your trying to do, the same site supplys the crimper

bit expensive

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3...

do you know any one who mods xboxes etc probably have the tools to do it, test it afterwards

http://www.directron.com/ps124.html
pliers work but its your call,

how did it snap? there usually pretty robust.



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#4
January 25, 2009 at 14:32:22
if you have a soldering iron then solder it on. better connection than crimping

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#5
January 25, 2009 at 20:57:18
Get an old power supply and check the pins. If it is similar enough, you might be able to splice the a pin and several inches of wire to replace the broken pin.

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#6
January 25, 2009 at 22:59:00
This was for a customer. Apparently they had someone work on their computer who was a little rough on the cable. One of the wires must have got snagged on the case or something and it basically ripped it out of the pin. I ended up doing as wizard-fred suggested and just soldered a new pin with a lead of wire onto the broken wire. Works OK.

Now that I am aware of all these tools/parts available, I am thinking I would like to cut the cables in my case and make them just the right length. If I solder the pins, will the metal "wings" that normally get crimped to the wire stick out too much to allow the pin to be inserted into the plastic connector?

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#7
January 25, 2009 at 23:07:49
Doing it that way will make connections dependent on solder for strength. If you really want to shorten the leads. cut the other end. The end in the power supply. Or buy new pins and crimp them properly.

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