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Fan socket/male plug pin removal

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May 14, 2008 10:36:46 PM

Okey this might sound silly but I'm stuck.

I've managed to break one of these 3pin fan connector socket plugs(picured here, the right one)
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/images/products/...

Anyone have an idea how to get the pins out of this type of connector?
May 15, 2008 2:18:37 AM

They use a simple method, they have a tab that is pre bent before they are installed so they wont come out, if you can find something strong enough and small enough to bend them back, that would do the trick. I personally would hit radio shack and see if they sell the connectors needed and go from there.
May 15, 2008 9:44:53 PM

Thanks for the hint.
The radioshack option doesn't cut it as I have to resolder the wire to the pin and I need to remove the pin to be able to do that.
A needle usually works for removing such pins.

Now if I can just figure out where it is. ;) 
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