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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Anator, 13 Mar 2006.

  1. Anator

    Anator What's a Dremel?

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    Ok, I feel like a bit of a fool for posting this, but I couldn't think of anything else to try.

    Is there something I am missing when it comes to removing wires from a small 2 pin fan connector? I tried for ages to try and remove the wires and eventually ended up tearing it out of the connector, now im left with the connector and 2 very small pieces of wire still lodged in it :waah:

    I need the connector as the new cooler i am fitting was 3 pin, and the socket on my card is 2 pin.

    What am I missing? Surely there is an easier way to remove these wires than tearing them out :geek:

    P.S No comments about noobs please :blah:
     
  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    On the side of the connecter there should be a little bit of exposed metal, push it in with the point of a knife or a small screwdriver, and pull on the wire, the connecter should pull out with it.
     
  3. Anator

    Anator What's a Dremel?

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    Yeh, I did actually try this before but im telling you it would NOT come out! Ill give it another try but unfortunately i have very little wire left to pull on now.
     
  4. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    In that case I'd just forget about it and reach for the soldering iron. If you're changing the fan chances are the warranty's out the window anyway.
     
  5. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    what about using a pair of pliers and gently "rocking" the connector out.
     
  6. Anator

    Anator What's a Dremel?

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    I guess your right, was hoping I wouldn't have to though.

    It's not the connector itself im trying to remove, its the wiring from inside the connector (whats left of it).
     
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