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Superglue fail

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by unibrow1990, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. unibrow1990

    unibrow1990 New Member

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    Ok so I have a funny story:

    My friend whos computer I helped build took it apart to clean it and when he was putting it back together got annoyed with the agonizing procedure of having to hold the 20pin and the 4pin powerconnectors together when you plug them it. :rolleyes:

    So his brilliant solution:
    Superglue the 20 pin and 4pin together and instead of waiting for them to dry plug them in right away. :wtf::shadedshu:

    So I told him I would ask around and see if any one has any suggestions for separating his now permanently connected motherboard and PSU.
     
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    You might be able to use a small screwdriver to pry the PSU plug out of the motherboard socket, but I can't guarantee that it will work.
     
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    lightly carve at it with a scalpel or wood cutting knives (the ones that look like scalpels).
     
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    Could you use acetone, or would that cause damage the PCB and components?
     
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    He's screwed. The superglue has no doubt bonded inside the connection with the board and power supply.

    You might be able to (very forcefully) pull the plastic header off the mb so it's just a bunch of pins sticking up. I've done it with a gpu fan header before but it was a much smaller connector.
     
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    LMAO You both FAILED
     
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    Goo B Gone would work but here's the question. Does it contain acetone?
     
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    Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it until either the motherboard or power supply breaks. Trying to separate the two would probably just end up breaking the board or PSU. As long as the computer is working, just keep it that way. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    freeze it first, should make the super glue brittle enough to pop off. supposedly there is water trapped in the glue that freezes and expands, essentially micro fracturing the glue.
     
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    Leave it until one of them fail IMO.

    The only way for a full repair would require unsoldering the socket from the motherboard and soldering on a replacement (maybe from an old/dead board) and trimming the cables from the PSU and attaching a replacement 24pin plug. Not worth it though!
     
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    De solder the plug of the mobo and have a shop around for new plugs.
     
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    Use scissors. He can superglue the cut wires onto his NEW motherboard. LOL
     
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    IS the PSU modular ???
     
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    Freezing it would be the most effective, take a can of air turn it upside down and just let the compressed air leak onto the connection for about a minute or two and it will freeze the whole thing over
     
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    Thanks for all of the suggestions, he already tried carving at it and pulling it with pliers so I think we will try the freezing suggestion and if that doesn't work I'll just tell him to live with it.

    EDIT: Because someone asked, the PSU is modular except for the main power connector, so no hope there.
     
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    Again, just leave it. No use risking breaking the components of an already working PC.
     
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