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Hello good people,

Ive been doing a bit of braiding recently.

Got myself a sunbeam cable removal kit

and have removed sucessfullly molex connector

and 3 pin fan headers. But the problem i need

help with please is with thte sata cables connector.

How dyou remove and replace pins on these?

If any one could do a "how to" guide on here it would

be fantastic. I havent found alot on the topic online so

if any kind person can do this for me as well as the other

cable modders noobs, lol, then im sure we`d all be extremely

grateful. I know i most certainly will . Cheers.

Ow forgot to mention ive been able to do pci-e connector too.
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Why do you need to remove the pins?

This is the standard type of SATA power connector.

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Simple as just sliding off the cover.I just used a screwdriver to push them back in,the desired position you want.

Andy

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Thanks Andy,

I did the same thing after i posted for help lol

but thanks anyway. Need to remove the pins for new braidin colour.So sorted now. But i was wonerding

if you could quickly tell me how to take the pins out of the other

end that the 3 pin fan header connects into, i mean ie fan extension cable.

Just not sure how to go about getting them out. And one final thing, lol,

i want to braid my 24 pin atx with white braiding matching the socket on

my ud7. As my be quiet dark power 1200 watt psu 24pin atx comes braided black

i was wonedring how you go about doing it. i want to do each pin individually. If you

could help with these that be great. I have the time on my hands as my boards being

Rma`d on monday. The board starts up for a sec then shuts itself down then restarts

and keeps going round in the same loop. Not sure whats up with it. Anyway any help

you can give Andy be great. Thanks.
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Well to start you need a kit like this,or something similar.Sunbeam molex kit

Doing the PSU is time consuming,but worth the effort with the finished mod.
this guide covers most of the cables you come across.

You can't go wrong with this braiding.Used it myself and most people on here have used it as well.


Hope that helps a bit ;)

Andy

Edited by Packer, 11 December 2010 - 01:05 PM.
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A molex kit like this one ,,,http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/cat/Tools_163.html

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:oops: not used to the new forum rules.
http://www.watercool.../Tools_163.html

I copied that link from the How To Guide section,for Braiding PSU.
Didn't think i was doing anything wrong.:huh:

Andy

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No probs Andy , :smile:

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Cheers Andy,

I have the sunbeam molex kit thing already.

Took your advice and was having a go.

Managed to get all the connectors off so far wohoo! :rolleyes:

Only ones yet to do now are the 24pin atx, 8pin cpu and pci-e`s.

But I have for the time being just run out of cable lol.

What diameter cable you recommend please for single cable braiding of

24pin atx? Msimon has given me a good tip for the heatshrink. Also how

am I gonna manage to get 24 pin atx braided white in single cables.

Hope you understand what I mean as where it comes out the psu its in

one big braid as standard. If you know what I mean and can help that be great.

In the mean time cable jobs starting to look good. Need to sort out my fone charger

replacement so I can take some pics! :blink: lol
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I can't say,which braid to use,but you can check it out yourself and decide which brand you want.
When using white braid,you want a good tight weave braid,so it doesn't show the wire.As you can see there are quite a few different colour wires in the PSU.
I would use 4mm braid
http://www.watercool...nt-1m_1803.html
and this heatshrink
http://www.watercool...-White_143.html

If you think it's going to be to much work,then you can just get an 24 pin extension cable.
they come in white as well.

Andy

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OK Andy,

cheers for the info mate.

i know some people dont like braiding

but i dont mind it. quite relaxing actually.

may go for the extension if i cant figure out

how i take the existing black cable braid off the 24 pin atx

to replace it with the white one.

Thanks for the help anyway Andy.
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Sorry Andy didnt expain my problem clearly in last post.

My problem was is that the be quiet dark power 1200 watt psu

I have has the 24 pin atx where the cable is permanently attached to the psu already sleeved.

So being able to braid the cabling white from the psu end would be very

difficult indeed I rekon. Here`s a pic of the back of my psu to see what im

on about ...... http://p.gzhls.at/315414.jpg

So I suppose in my case may be worth going for the ready white sleeved

extension instead. Really wanted to do it myself but what the heck.

At any rate I still got loads of ther cables to do aswell. So yea will go with

the extension cable I think. Thanks for the help Andy. By the way amazing

new mods you done to your rig mate. Love the work you`ve done fellah.

Totally on point. Cheers. B)
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Just take the PSU cover off and braid to slightly just inside the hole :)


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Like Aaron says,you can just take the cover off.
The only thing,is i don't think all the single white braids,would fit back in the hole.
Check out this link to give you an idea of what is involved,not the same PSU,but the same idea.
http://forum.waterco...d/page__st__140

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Cheers Andy,

Had a look at the psu link u gave me.

Very nice and interesting. To be honest

im a bit worried bout opening the psu up

and I decided last night to go the extension route.

will let you know once i get it and once i get charger

for my fone will take some pics. the darn sunbeam pci-e

tool broke on me this evening. very annoying indeed.

I wonder if any one else has the same adventures as me

modding lol. the pci-e tool aint expensive just annoying got to replace it.

gave specialtech a sob story in the hope they replace it for me as i am a recurring

customer there. Oh well goto try. Majory restricted by funds at the moment

other wise id have bough the stuff to mirror polish my case, sander etc as im

bored having no gaming rig at the moment. Oh well just have to wait to get

sunbeam replacement then atleast i can finish the cable braiding. Oh the highs

and the lows of modding. LoL! Cheers Andy. (will i ever get my pc back online? :blink: LoL!)
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Your not alone,them tools are always breaking.I have broken quite a few over the years.:@
you could try using staples like this.
http://forum.waterco...he-pins-intact/

I must admit,i have now got extensions in my latest build,as i have gone past the stage of sore fingers.
Well i found it hurt anyway.#-o

Good Luck :thumb:

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Hey Andy,

lol my finger hurting too now.

funny thing is since the darn thing

broke Ive used the little end bits

that broke off and am using it with

a pair of needle nose pliers and it works

a hell of a lot better cos u can see when

you have them on the right place. all pci-e

wires that took ages with the tool in original form

took loads of goes and time. now broken new method

out every time 1st go lmao! they say good sometimes

come out of bad situations. ordered the white extension

and enough white braid to do the pci-e cables white and the

8v cpu lead. the rest of the cabling for fans, lights is all gonna

be in neon blue. also sent back board today. fingers crossed

theyll sort it out for me. anyway thanks for the help. will have a look

at that link you gave to me. and yea i saw u did use extension on your

build. love to have the skills you have cos i also wanted to build that enclosure

you did for the drive area in the front of your case. infact your whold build dude

is totally awesome. i want to get some acrylic to replace the metal holder for the psu at the

back of my cage but am unsure bout how to go cutting it. maybe when i get the piece ill pm you

bout it then. cheers :rolleyes:
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I could make the drive-bay cover for ya,
If you let me know when you need it,i will sort it. ;)
Hope they sort your board out,will be lucky to get that sorted before xmas,depends on the company though.
You can get acrylic cut to size,but i just bought mine from here.,then drilled and cut what i needed. http://stores.ebay.c.../Trent-Plastics
Cutting it is easy,just make sure you cover it with masking tape.

Andy

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Thanks Andy,

Yea be great if you could come

the time do the cage for me seeing as you have the

experience and the tools, even though

its something i wouldnt have minded attempting.

Never thought id enjoy the hands on part of modding

or the challenges, engineering or other wise that it presents.

But i do lol. Well not recieved my cable braiding yet so cant

with that unfortunately. So now im bored. Gonna sell my

apogee gtx, my asus rampage 2 waterblocks and my ek resevoir

on ebay to help raise some funds for next round of updates or

may even get materials for mirror polishing. But in terms of cutting the acrylic,

i guess dremel and saw then sanding files i guess would be the kind of tools

needed to do the job right? AH YeA! Almost forgot. I saw a lamptron inverter

that again when i get the funds i want to buy to make wiring easier with the ccfl`s

its this lamptron inverter here ..... http://www.xoxide.co...verter-4ch.html

what dyou rekon mate? worth the invesmtent? Cheers. N.B. Whos excited about

xmas and all the shopping and all.. me not lol!
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That inverter is a great idea,wish they were around when i needed them.Sound investment to me.
Ye,them are the tools you need,i'm sure you will cope with it,when the time comes.
What case will you be using,don't recall you mentioning it.

Andy




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