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Graphics card stuck on power cable PLZ Help

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a b U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 3:44:04 AM

Hello Tom's Hardware Community

My graphics card (Gigabyte Windforce 3X GTX 670) is stuck with my power cables ( I have an HX750 from Corsair which is modular ); I would like to remove it and replace it with a GTX 770/780 when it comes out and I wouldn't be playing any games until then (too busy). I wouldn't be able to do that because the power cables don't match up with each other unless I buy another HX/TX series psu! What do I do? How can I remove the power cables to the card? It's been taking me alot of strength in attempting to remove the power cable from the card. I also used the prong thingy to "unlatch" the connector(s) but it isn't making it much easier. Are 6pin/8pin power cables usually this hard to remove? Thank you.
December 30, 2012 4:02:09 AM

you could try to gently use a small pair of need-nose pliers to give you a little more torque possibly to pull it out, but not wiggle it out.
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a b U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 4:03:19 AM

okay thanks for the advice. I am going to try this out the first thing in the morning the needle torque technique
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December 30, 2012 4:04:21 AM

just gently though, so that you don't damage the power connector ports on the card.
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