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    Remember that your pin layout is going to be all messed up when you mount to the other side of the board. You could fry your board if you screw up so double check everything.

    That wire looks great. I need to get some for my computer.

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    Looks Awesome! I like the brass blow torch conversion!
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    Thanks Locum51, glad you like it!

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    Advice and opinions would be appreciated on how silly an idea it is.
    As it turns out pretty dang silly. Read on..

    Emboldened by my success with the DC/DC converter, I attempted desoldering the motherboard this evening.

    I tackled the 4 pin power connector first. Practically fell off the board with minor finessing.



    All good!

    Decided to take on the ATX connector next.



    And I thought I had it too. Then things went sideways...



    Scratch one motherboard.

    Turns out the desoldering gun plugged off midway through but I didn't know it until after the damage was done. Finally pulled a trace off and called it quits. I'll see what I can do to fix it but it'll mean another motherboard for this mod. As an upside, version 2 of the 9300 Itx is out in November.

    Although I didn't have Langer's problem of the solder not melting, I'll leave this type of mod to my betters and revert to soldering to the pads on the back. Ouch expensive lesson...

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    "There is a direct correlation between the cost of a lesson and how well it is learned." -- Unknown

    "The more it costs you, the better you'll remember it." -- my grandfather

    Sorry for the trouble, Mach. Other than this little snag it seems to be going very well. Keep on.

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    I'm definitely going to be following this one.

    +rep for the skilled work so far.

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    Thanks Indybird (I'll try to give you something a little more impressive next time) & blueonblack!

    Definitely a valuable lesson and a little humbling. Need to go back to practicing on dead motherboards. I had 2 things on my modding hit list that are modding milestones for me. Windowed HDs that don't fail within 6 months, gear train and servos, and now a 3rd, desoldering an ATX connector. Someday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Thanks Indybird (I'll try to give you something a little more impressive next time) & blueonblack!

    Definitely a valuable lesson and a little humbling. Need to go back to practicing on dead motherboards. I had 2 things on my modding hit list that are modding milestones for me. Windowed HDs that don't fail within 6 months, gear train and servos, and now a 3rd, desoldering an ATX connector. Someday...
    I just realized I didn't even read your very last post. Well...that changes me WHOLE opinion on this worklog. -rep...jk

    That is kinda unfortunate about the mobo though; that's why I personally avoid soldering on expensive parts.

    -Indybird

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    Great cuts, awesome look and superb color.. Wish I can get my hands on the materials you have

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