Yes, of course you can still get "pin poppers"....otherwise known as pin
insertion and removal tools. All the big suppliers sell them. You should
have an assortment in the tool kit. They are available in a range of
standard sizes and types.
----- Original Message -----
From: "geoffrey mendelson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni C help....
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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