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Exactly how do I disconnect the 24-pin connector (RM850)?


Ghred

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Sheesh!

 

I'm trying to disconnect the 24-pin power connector of my Corsair RM850 PSU from my motherboard. You'd think it would be far too simple to require a detailed "how to", but that's just not the case for me!

 

Along one side of the connector is a plastic tab that seems to act like a lever to latch/unlatch the connector from the mobo. But which direction should I lever it to unlatch it for disconnection?

 

Should I use a flat screwdriver to press in closer to the connector edge (i.e. toward the pins), or should I pry it out farther from the edge?

 

I've tried it both ways several times, but the connector never detaches. I would use more force, but I am justly afraid of doing it backwards and breaking the clip off!

 

Stupid question or not, I urgently need an answer (I'm working on the mobo right now). Different PSU manufacturers design this clip differently, and I need to know how it's done on the Corsair RM850.

 

Thanks!

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Wow! That sucker must really be in there. :D:

 

Just squeeze the tab IN. Don't pry it out.

 

The tab should be grabbing onto another tab that's on the motherboard's connector.

 

This is the best picture I could find of the two mating surfaces: http://www.fonerbooks.com/power/20pinatx.jpg

 

http://www.fonerbooks.com/power/20pinatx.jpg

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The clip has a little triangle thing that slides up another triangle and gets stuck after it goes over it. You push the top of the clip to lift it. It works like a seesaw. Sorry for the terrible drawing, but I suck at art and this is the best I can do.

 

http://s12.postimg.org/vxh54ytod/psuinstructions.jpg

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