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Solved 24 pin connector backward

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  1. Ahnaf

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    Hi, during my first ever pc build, i accidentally inserted the 24 pin atx power supply connector backward. I found it out and took it out after trying for a long time cause it kinda got stuck . So now I was wondering if either the motherboard or the cable got damaged in anyway and I it’s even safe to use. I checked all the pins and they were fine and I never turned the power on , so I don’t think anything fried or something
     
  2. lochlomonder

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    If you checked all the pins and their fine, plus never turned on power at any point, I'm sure you'll be good to go.
     
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    Thnx for your reply, but I’m a bit confused now, cause I thought that I might have connected it backward at first was because it was very tightly fit, but now when I connected it back properly, it’s still tight. I have to take the motherboard out and use a flat surface screwdriver to open it. That’s why I’m confused. As far as I know,it’s shouldn’t be that tight.
     
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    In my experience, its a snug fit when plugging in properly, you could 'crack' the mobo with the force needed to it plug in backwards. Just sayin', , , ,
     
  5. lochlomonder

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    I agree w/cornemuse. Anytime I've been plugging in/removing these connectors, they're tight-fitting connections.
     
  6. Ahnaf

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    It’s doesn’t take that much force to plug it in, but it’s nearly impossible to remove it. It’ll really help if u could check the picture and see if I did it right
     
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    That looks like it's in properly.

    You need to push the top of the plastic lock tab towards the connector to unlock it, then it should lift out although it can still take quite a bit of force.

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