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How do i fix a loose molex pin?

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July 24, 2010 2:43:32 PM

I hate having to plug in those molex connectors to power fans and things. One of them has one pin loose (it actually came out from pushing and shoving). So my 120mm fan only rotates 500 times per minute lol if not nothing. I know i need to get that pin in there but it hurts my fingers doing it and it gets frustrating. Is there a way to do it or could i use super glue?

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a c 139 ) Power supply
July 24, 2010 4:01:07 PM

Hello blink180heights;

Super glue can work - you just need to make sure you're getting a good metal to metal or metal to wire contact.
Too much glue, or in the wrong place, could act as an electrical insulator.

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a c 139 ) Power supply
July 24, 2010 4:13:31 PM

You could also get a molex splitter or daisy chain the fan off another molex header.
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July 24, 2010 4:19:17 PM

Google shopping results for molex splitter
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July 26, 2010 5:51:52 AM

Thanks, i just got that one pin inside somewhat more than it was already (with a hair pin) but it really isn't moving my fan at all. i guess i am just gonna have to add 1 more fan to my shopping cart because i am buying 2 already. Anyway thanks again dude.
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a b ) Power supply
July 26, 2010 6:40:18 AM

Get the pin out and with the hair pin bend out the two little barbs to look like this:

http://reprap.org/mediawiki/images/1/1f/Pin_ready_to_so...

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August 1, 2010 2:54:38 PM

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