[SOLVED] Corsair Sleeved Cables - remove cable comb

Prad_Bitt

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Hi I bought the Corsair Individually Sleeved Cables Starter Pack - White. And these have preattached cable combs. The problem is my 2070 Super has an 8+6 pin connector while both these sleeved PCIe cables are 8+8 with combs attached so 2 pins hang around limply which looks bad. I have tried pulling with my fingers but that doesn't seem to work to remove the cable comb. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

curley81

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found this post on corsair forums....

"So you need to be very delicate with doing this so you don't ruin the comb.

Basically take a thin razor blade and gently wedge it between a cap and the center piece. The posts that hold the pieces together have 'scales' so they bite into the plastic.

DON'T USE A SAWING MOTION!! This will just cut into the soft plastic! Instead use a prying motion to get the blade wedged into the gap.

Once you get enough space switch to a tiny screwdriver to make the gap larger. You should be able to get one post out with the lever approach, then with your fingers just gently rotate 180° the cap that doesn't have the posts and then pull apart.

There you go!!"
 

curley81

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found this post on corsair forums....

"So you need to be very delicate with doing this so you don't ruin the comb.

Basically take a thin razor blade and gently wedge it between a cap and the center piece. The posts that hold the pieces together have 'scales' so they bite into the plastic.

DON'T USE A SAWING MOTION!! This will just cut into the soft plastic! Instead use a prying motion to get the blade wedged into the gap.

Once you get enough space switch to a tiny screwdriver to make the gap larger. You should be able to get one post out with the lever approach, then with your fingers just gently rotate 180° the cap that doesn't have the posts and then pull apart.

There you go!!"
 

Prad_Bitt

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found this post on corsair forums....

"So you need to be very delicate with doing this so you don't ruin the comb.

Basically take a thin razor blade and gently wedge it between a cap and the center piece. The posts that hold the pieces together have 'scales' so they bite into the plastic.

DON'T USE A SAWING MOTION!! This will just cut into the soft plastic! Instead use a prying motion to get the blade wedged into the gap.

Once you get enough space switch to a tiny screwdriver to make the gap larger. You should be able to get one post out with the lever approach, then with your fingers just gently rotate 180° the cap that doesn't have the posts and then pull apart.

There you go!!"
Oof. That sounds slightly risky. Guess I'll have to try anyway.
 

hang-the-9

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You can also just bend the extra connector under the 6 pins to hide it, I just did it on a system for my son's girlfriend and you can't see it's there at all. Maybe use a bit of double-sided tape or how glue on it to hold it in tighter if you want.
 
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Prad_Bitt

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You can also just bend the extra connector under the 6 pins to hide it, I just did it on a system for my son's girlfriend and you can't see it's there at all. Maybe use a bit of double-sided tape or how glue on it to hold it in tighter if you want.
That's actually what I've done till now lol. It's not too shabby. But I will always have that itch as long as I know in the back of my mind I have two extra cables hanging doing nothing
 

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