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Windows 7: What to do with unused cables on a non modular psu?

02 Sep 2012   #1
paulstung

7 home premium 64bit
 
 
What to do with unused cables on a non modular psu?

As the title says really what can be done apart from ties ect,I'm thinking along the line ov removing them all together can this be done?within reason of coarse.Iv'e noticed you can get psu pin removal tool kits.It would be just a simple case ov popping out the ones not needed and popping them back in if and when they are needed.I might be missing a major point in this not being able to be done but I can't see a problem.Please correct me if I'm wrong and help if I'm on the right track.


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02 Sep 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Just tie them up and secure them to the top of the case.
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03 Sep 2012   #3
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Cables are soldered to the psu main board in the housing.
Pin removal tool is only used to pull the pin from the molex cable ends.
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03 Sep 2012   #4
paulstung

7 home premium 64bit
 
 

sorry I meant as in from the chain I'm not using the molex length and one ov the hard drive ones too I was thinking ov just popping the pins out on the first set ov connectors,comeng from the psu,to me it makes sense is an obvious way ov a nice neat cable job.
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03 Sep 2012   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have no idea what you are trying to say.
The pin removal tool doesn't take the pin off of the wire, just allows you to pull the pin out of the plastic molex connector.
if you take the pins out of the molex, you will have bare pins that you will have to tape up.
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04 Sep 2012   #6
paulstung

7 home premium 64bit
 
 

But if you pop out the 2 end ov chain it will come off in one piece with 2 connectors so leaving,the (or putting back on)the remaining connector?Am i missing something ?or am I coming across a bit dim
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04 Sep 2012   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ya, it doesn't work like that. You have to cut the wires if you want to remove the last 2 connectors.

If you look at the cable, 2 wires are joined at the pins on the first 2 connectors, with the last connector only having 1 wire at the pin.

Most psu's have these molex connectors and they are wired like this,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27164521@N00/5821888754/
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04 Sep 2012   #8
paulstung

7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Yep just realised that mate,my plan ov action is just cut all the ones I don't need off ,and use shrink wrap to cover the cable end.I should have mentioned it is for a mini itx the bitfenix prodigy,purely for a media centre, music I'm going to use odd parts I can scrounge or buy cheap,(apart from the case)so the excess cables on my psu Iv'e already got(500W CiT Micro-ATX Quiet Fan 20+4pin ATX 12V with 80mm Temp Control Fan, PSU)are not needed and won't be and if ever are ,they are easy enough to be reattached.
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04 Sep 2012   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't cut anything. Just used cable ties to fold the cables up neatly and out of the way.
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04 Sep 2012   #10
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

why are you mutilating your hardware risking to screw up the PSU? It's all stuff that stays into a closed box (the case). Tie them up and forget.
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