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Help!I'm having a hard time removing these molex connectors.

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February 7, 2010 9:05:24 PM



After taking a look at the pic above, anyone have any easy/best ways to remove these molex connectors? these molex connectors are ones that connect my 120mm side fans to the psu, but they are noisy now and i want to replace them

However, i must be able to remove these molex connectors

Merely pulling them apart with my hands isn't working. Whats the best way?

thanks
February 7, 2010 9:23:18 PM

Get someone that dont have a sissy grip to do it for you, or wash your greasy hands.
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February 7, 2010 9:33:44 PM

daship said:
Get someone that dont have a sissy grip to do it for you, or wash your greasy hands.


Obviously not a very helpful answer. not all molexes can be pulled apart easily, as others in my system can be pulled quite easily with my hands. These two in particular just wont come off

as such, i am still looking for an answer to the best way to pull these two stubborn ones apart
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February 7, 2010 10:07:40 PM

It sounds like that actually pulls the wires out of the connector - then you have to attach another connector?

Have you tried the simple - using a pair of needle nosed pliers to grip the connectors while you pull them apart?
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February 8, 2010 3:03:29 AM

^5 +1 what rockyjohn said.

Sometimes a connection can be a very tight fit. Usually two pliers and a little more force is all that's needed.

Any chance there is a small white latch on the back side holding the two connectors together?
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February 8, 2010 12:41:08 PM

A technique I've used many times: work the blade of a regular screwdriver (straight blade) between the two connector halves where they meet, and twist. Do this at several pints along the meeting line, both sides. This will force the two halves apart gently. The problem I worry about on these is that, given a strong enough grip to REALLY pull them apart, where do your hands and tools fly when the thing suddenly "lets go"?
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February 8, 2010 12:44:03 PM

Screwdriver is what I use also. Inside a case is the wrong place to get ham-fisted.
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February 8, 2010 12:44:25 PM

Good point!
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February 8, 2010 12:45:40 PM

daship said:
Get someone that dont have a sissy grip to do it for you, or wash your greasy hands.



Now that is too funny.

Seriously though you should just be able to pull them apart. Try squeezing the sides and pull real hard. Don't pull the wires out.........
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