(Topic ID: 24656)

What Molex Connector Is Needed Here?

By jrolson

7 years ago

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    #3 7 years ago

    When I replaced mine I used a two pin molex male housing, not the PCB mount. I crimped 2 wires to the molex contacts and soldered the wires to the PCB. Worked great.

    #9 7 years ago
    Quoted from terryb:

    Seriously? You're advising someone to hack their board rather than repair it properly?

    Not a hack at all. I had the Molex male housing and contacts in my stock. I didn't have a PCB mount connector. The only difference is the molex male connector flies off the PCB about 2 inches. It mates perfectly with the female connector. I can easily desolder the wires from the PCB and install a PCB mount molex when I have one. I'll try and post a pic.

    Again I wouldn't call it a hack, just using a little innovation!

    #10 7 years ago

    Actually I used a 3 pin Molex male and female connectors as that is what I had on hand. Easily reversible at any time. I extracted the female contacts and put them into the 3 position female housing. Next time I make a parts order I can order the correct PCB molex connector.


    #12 7 years ago


    Quoted from Tommi_Gunn:I'm sure if you get the exact same connector the game will be worth so much more, and it will seal the deal on the big sale in the future. I'm sure it will run more efficient, and play so much better. It will definitely be worth a week of downtime. Sorry you games not ready yet. I'm waiting for a 29 cent part. I will be ready in 7-10 days.


    Quoted from johnwartjr:

    I get the correct header from GPE as linked above and install it.

    I like to keep my boards close to original, and in a fashion such that if a board goes bad, an 'original' or 'rebuilt to original' board will be plug and play in its place.

    John totally understandable and the right way to do it. But in a pinch you know something can be substituted until the correct part comes in.
    In my case I fixed my Space Shuttle. It is going nowhere. But I will order the correct part on my next order and will return the PCB and harness connectors to original stock.

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