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Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:24 PM
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.
Posted 10 December 2010 - 02:00 PM
This is the standard type of SATA power connector.
Posted 10 December 2010 - 04:09 PM
Posted 10 December 2010 - 05:43 PM
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.
Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:07 PM
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
Edited by Packer, 11 December 2010 - 01:05 PM.
Posted 11 December 2010 - 09:35 PM
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!
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! lol
Posted 11 December 2010 - 10:39 PM
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
and this heatshrink
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.
Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:53 PM
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.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 06:05 PM
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.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 10:23 PM
Posted 14 December 2010 - 11:16 PM
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? LoL!)
Posted 15 December 2010 - 04:35 PM
you could try using staples like this.
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.
Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:58 PM
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
Posted 16 December 2010 - 07:04 PM
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.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 09:24 PM
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!
Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:57 PM
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.
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