Failing at sleeving, hard.

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  1. Creekin

    Creekin (Taking a Break)

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    yeah lamptron tool is the best ive found..
    till it breaks :upset:

    buy 2! :thumbup:
    they have removable "bits"
    whytf doesnt somebody sell single replacements?
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    kambo_rambo

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    Mixing Big staples with small staples and sewing pins so I dont spend forever trying to squeeze two big staples in. Managed to depin an EPS and PCIe without any damage :thumbup:
     
  3. Dreakoth

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    congratz, it is a bit of a pain to get over the learning curve.

    My two cents: if you have a bench grinder or dremel u can grind down broken hacksaw blades to make tools. that way u can get it to the perfect size/thickness to suit, i find different brands need different thickness tools to work if its too loose it wont push the pins in ect. And if u break a tip off u can just regrind the end.
     
  4. SyKRyD

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    Two is a good number. At ~$30 a pop, after you break the first one, you're less likely to break a second. :mad:

    those blades are tough as. I used them to de-pin electrical plugs on cars. Having de-pinned 100s of them, I've never broken a single blade.
     
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    That explains a lot.. Hairy palms makes depinning harder
     
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    kambo_rambo

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    Looks like i'll be sleeving red-red-black.
     
  7. harrye30

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    I found that the modsmart tool was sh**house as well, ended up using a 1mm mini flathead screwdriver, worked like a charm.
     
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    Also I only just noticed that Corsair AXs have the double wire thing going on (two wires feeding into the one pin). Is there a way to sleeve this part without using heatshrink ?
     
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    My silverstone had the same thing. If you use heatshrink, it doesnt look that bad apart from that I dont really know how you could sleeve that, but I'm by no means an expert.
     
  10. Hood

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    The easiest way to deal with Y cables, move the join to the middle of the wire run so it is behind the motherboard tray. you can use heat shrink there an no one will really notice.

    the Y wires are to increase efficiency over longer lengths of wires. you will notice on the Silverstone short series of cables there are no Y cables on the 24pin cables.

    I just did a SS 650w and just removed the Y altogether. its running fine.
     
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    Yeah. Although id have preferred a cleaner look i guess i will have to heatshrink it. The PSU isnt visible anywhere anyway so no fuss.
     
  12. m3k

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    I have this French tweezer tool with sharp tip that isn't allowed to be sold here because its too pointy, but its incredibly useful for fine wire work, and they de-pin better than your standard tool because of the control you have moving it back and forth/closing opening it.
     
  13. Hood

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    Nobody likes the cheese eating surrender monkey's...


    just saying!
     
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    Yer don't give up on us man
     

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