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Re: [TenTec] Omni C help....

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni C help....
From: geoffrey mendelson <geoffreymendelson@gmail.com>
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Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 23:06:24 +0300
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On Sep 6, 2009, at 10:59 PM, Jerry Kitterman wrote:

> I just received a new dc connector for the back of the Omni. Now,  
> just how do I go about removing the old one and installing the new?  
> The leads are so short you could never cut them. Can a hot soldering  
> iron heat the tips of the connector pins and melt the solder that  
> way? Of course I know it would make a mess of the plastic connector  
> but it's trash anyway. Also, it would be very hard to cut through  
> the connector since it seems to be pretty tough. Inquiring minds  
> need to know!!  Tnx/73

If it's a MOLEX  connector, you can use a small screwdriver to bend  
the tab that holds them in so they pop out the other end. You go in  
from the "front" and they pop out the back. You can practice on the  
disk drive connectors on an old PC power supply. At one time Radio  
Shack sold a special tool for it, you put it around the pin and pushed  
the plunger.

Maybe someone still sells them.


geoffrey mendelson N3OWJ/4X1GM
Jerusalem Israel geoffreymendelson@gmail.com

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