Hey everyone, so I'm new to the forums at tom's hardware but not new to forums in general. Today I'd like to ask you guys a problem that I'm having when trying to replace my generic 500w power supply with an Antec HCG 520M (Modular).
So just a few ten minutes ago, I was disconnecting the connectors between my old generic ATX 500W PSU with seemingly no brand name and my MSI G31TM-P21 (MS-7529) Socket LGA775 motherboard. All the connectors seemed to remove fine until I got up to the motherboard with the 24 pin connector.
When I press onto the latch of the connector and try to pull it out gently, it would not budge. I tried applying more force to the latch and more force when pulling it out. Again it would not budge. The third time I tried even more force when pulling and it moved only about one millimetre or so, which caused the latch to be only stuck in the unhooked position.
Does anyone know what the problem is? I searched around online and the connector is supposed to come off easily, whereas some people with similar problems said that the pins could have been very hot and melted the plastic or something?