1. PatrickJr

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    This is my little tutorial on how to make an My SATA power cable RCM Jig that works for me. Sorry if this is in the wrong section! Sorry for any bad images!

    What you want to do is get an old power supply, or have a spare SATA Power Cable. Cut it off.
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    Then break it to get the pins out - or as @Apache Thunder pointed out, lift the tabs, but that's no fun :c
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    You'll have something like this:
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    It has three little pins, so break one off, they're pretty delicate so it should break off easy
    It should look like this:
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    Slide it all the way down the right rail, don't force it as you can damage the pins and you don't want that
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    If it don't work the first time, just try and re-seat it, you'll find the sweet spot.
    If you find it hard to hold the pin, you could use tweezers to delicately put it into place.

    Good luck! as always when it comes to this sort of thing, I hold no responsibility at all, There's many other types of jigs out there, but this one works great for me!

    Updated: Added @Apache Thunder
    Placed images in Spoilers.
     
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    Cool idea! I might try this myself!
     
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    If it does not work first time, keep trying you'll find the sweet spot and since the SATA Power Cable has a few pins per wire, you'll have enough to make more in-case the first one you make breaks. Good luck!
     
  4. Apache Thunder

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    You don't have to cut up/destroy the plastic housing on most sata power connectors. With that perticular one you showed, all you had to do is pull up the plastic tab and you could have just pulled the pins right out. :P
     
  5. PatrickJr

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    Oh yeah. Lol. I just noticed. Well it's more fun to break stuff sometimes!!
     
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    Not working for me. I've re-seated it a few times and it still doesn't work.
     
  8. PatrickJr

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    Show me a photo, Because I know this works I use it all the time.
     
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    This could work using micro SD to SD adapter's pins instead?
     
  10. PatrickJr

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    No idea, never tried.
     
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    I have reseated this thing a thousand times and I can never get it to work.
     
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    doesnt work for me
     
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    I've tryed every possible jig there is.. this one worked on first try! Thanks for providing a guide for it
     
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    Though functional, it's not very practical. But indeed, it works.
    Also, I had to bend the pins a bit, because the rail is as big as a pornstar's vagina for these pins.
     
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    from the photos ,looks liks its only the first two pins. wasn't the paperclip method about touching only the 9th and 10th pin?
     
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    Sure it is.
     
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    I wasn't able to make it work with pins from my SATA power cable, used a tinfoil in the end
     
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