How to remove ATX motherboard power connector?

  aca 22:52 10 Jan 06

Replacing PSU. Cant get the main power connector off the board. Appreciate that I should be pressing down on the lever on the side and pulling. However it doesn't want to shift. Reluctant to use too much force.

Any tips?


  BigMoFoT 23:03 10 Jan 06

this without pictures...however there is a clip that you hvae to press down on to release the connector so you can pull it up...

Anyone have any links to help I can't find any?

  SANTOS7 23:07 10 Jan 06

click here
you might have to squeeze the lever in to release the clip at the bottom to remove the connector

  aca 23:16 10 Jan 06


tried pressure on top of clip and it does lift the bottom of clip off the "ledge" so looks like it should just pop off.....but it wont.

really frustrating as it looks like it should be so easy.

  SANTOS7 23:19 10 Jan 06

daft as it may sound it may well be glued in to stop it working loose, have a look at both ends to see if it has been spotted with something like a clear mastic.

  aca 23:21 10 Jan 06

sorted, managed to get small screwdriver in for a little bit of subtle leverage.

thanks for your help

  hzhzhz 23:27 10 Jan 06

click here. Might help someone.

  aca 23:39 10 Jan 06


what great guide. could have done with this earlier. definite will use in future. thanks

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