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 Post subject: Rewiring power supply?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 6:21 pm 
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In advance, thanks for all answers...

I'd like to re-wire my power supplies - by re-wire, I mean strip the current molex connectors and re-attach them at points I chose, rather than the predetermined points. I'm trying to clean up the interior of my PC, and it seems that being able to drop the power connectors next to the components would help immensely.

Any ideas of where to start? I've been googling around and nothing so far. At the very least, I'd need to find replacement pins for the molex connectors.

The other option, of course, is using the existing connections and just splicing the length I need between them.

Last question - the molex connectors look like:

Y B B R (Yellow, Black, Black Red)

Do I need to keep the two black wires seperated, or can they be interchanged, as it were?

Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 6:58 pm 
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make sure you drain the power supply. let it sit for a few days unplugged

molex connections
http://www.aideonline.com/images/articl ... /molex.jpg


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:33 am 
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Thanks Manta.

About the ground wires... Do I need to keep track of them, or is black = black = black = ground? I'm just worried that one might be the 12v return, and one is the 5 volt return.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:21 pm 
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Each of the wires in the molex plug has a steel plug connector crimped on the ends.
You can pull them out of the plastic molex housing if you stick a small bladed screw driver in the little slot on the side of the plug. ( Look closly at the plugs and you'll see what I'm talking about)

I would think you will need to buy new plugs because you usually can't reuse a crimp fitting.

Make sure you put each wire back into the exact same place on the molex housing, or you WILL damage your PC. Also remember that the male and female plugs are wired differntly soo...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:23 pm 
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Yea, I had been looking at Frozencpu's website for weeks and it was staring me in the face. They have replacement male and female molex pins. I am going to practice a bit on an old power supply and mobo before I move to my personal "dream machine".

If no one hears from me in 2 days, call 9-1-1 ;)


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