Mod guide - How to remove excess cables from a PSU
As obvious as this may seem, the first thing to do is decide what you need to connect to the PSU.
Once this is determined, get yourself a power supply capable of powering the system in question. You will also need the following tools and materials to hand:
And for a complete job, spiral wrap/cable braid with molex's to match.
1. Remove the PSU cover (there goes the warranty..... Oh dear!); its normally held on by 4 or 5 screws.
2. Remove the wires from the washer to protect them as they leave the metal PSU case, remove any cable ties and then bunch together the cables you wish to keep and put them to one side.
3. Taking great care not to cut any wires that you are keeping clip each wire an inch from the circuit board.
The wires that are not needed.
4. Place half an inch of heatshrink over each cut wire. Then using the heatgun carefully shrink the heatshrink around the cut wires.
5. I then used spiral wrap to tidy all the wires. Replacing the white molex's with black ones to match the spiral wrap.
6. The final thing before closing the case again is to put a cable tie around the wire bundle inside the case to stop the wires being pulled through.
The finished PSU!
I would have replaced both the ATX and 12v connectors but my removal tool for those plugs had broken a few days before doing this.
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