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Can’t Remove PSU Cables From Motherboard? (Solved!)

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To replace any components inside your PC, you have to remove the PSU cables from the motherboard. But, beginners face lots of problems while removing the cables.

If you are also facing a similar problem, then this article will give you a clear demonstration of how to remove the PSU cables from motherboards with ease.

Why PSU Cables Stuck Inside Motherboard?

The PSU cables usually won’t get stuck inside motherboards. Still, sometimes it becomes very complicated to remove the cable due to its location on motherboards and location on the PC case.

Most of the time, the main ATX power cable slot and the memory slots are very closely located; therefore, while removing the PSU power cable, your hand often touches your RAM, damaging your RAM and DIMM slots.

Moreover, I have also seen some PC cases where you can’t reach the ATX power cable until you remove your motherboard from the PC case.

Due to these reasons, it becomes complicated to remove the PSU cables from the motherboard. But, I have explained a proper way to remove all PSU cables from motherboards with ease & without damaging any components.

Removing PSU Cable From Motherboard

Before removing the PSU cables from the motherboard, it is recommended to detach your RAMs from the DIMM slots; otherwise, it will obstruct you from removing the ATX power cables.

After detaching the RAM from the DIMM slots next, follow the steps below to remove the ATX power cable-

Step 1

In the very first step, you have to find where is the hook of your ATX motherboard power cable.

Once you have found the hook, then take a random screwdriver.

Step 2

Then get your screwdriver in your hand, put it in the hook’s mouth, and lift up a little. In this way, you will notice that hook will crank.

Step 3

Once your ATX cable’s hook gets loose, then use your hand & try to remove the 24-pin ATX cable. it will quickly get out.

Following this method, you can easily remove the 24pin ATX cable from the motherboard. If you are still confused, watch the video here- Removing the 24-pin ATX cable from the motherboard.

How To Remove The 8 Pin Connector From Motherboard?

A motherboard has two 8-pin connector ports; one is the 4+4(8) pin CPU port which needs the 4+4 pin cable from the power supply to provide power to the CPU. The 2nd cable is the 6+2(8) pin GPU cable which needs the 6+2 pin cable from the Power supply.

If any of these cables get stuck inside the motherboard port, you have to use a screwdriver to loosen the hook of the cable. If the hook gets loose, then you can easily remove the cable.

Final Verdict

At the end of this article, I want to summarize everything for you; if any Power Supply cable gets stuck inside the motherboard and you cannot remove it, then you have to use a screwdriver and try to lose the hook.

I hope this article is helpful for you and if you want to know more about the Power Supply, motherboards, and other PC-related facts, keep following this blog regularly.