Where Do I find part??

These pins are impossible to remove and reuse....to shorten a 2 wire power cable to my receiver. Its just easier at this point to find a new female socket with the 2 pins....anyone, anyone?d0vfhobpm3gb.jpeg
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,321
    edited April 8
    The pins are released from the back side with a thin pick.

    From your description, that's an external power plug? For a receiver? And its not IEC? Very odd.

    Edit: a picture of the face will help in matching.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,181
    No its internal...darnitt. I got frustated and gave the power cord a couple of small loops on the inside and put it back together.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,603
    You buy parts like that at Mouser or Digikey. They are a Molex type connector.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,624
    In the halcyon days of yore, one could walk into the neighborhood Radio Shack and just pick one up.

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    source: www.radioshackcatalogs.com (1980)

    (yeah, not exactly the same connectors, but they did have 'em and I am too lazy to look any harder)
    FestYboy wrote: »
    The pins are released from the back side with a thin pick.

    From your description, that's an external power plug? For a receiver? And its not IEC? Very odd.

    Edit: a picture of the face will help in matching.

    It is as he says. The pins (or sockets as the case may be) for each wire slide into the connector and click into place with a small metal finger. That finger can (should) be fairly easy to push back with a fine pointed or flat blade too, and allow the wire and connector to be pulled out from the 'back' of the connector.
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,559
    I use something similar to the below. The end of the tool is a thin walled tube that pushes the pins down for easy removal.
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,181
    Thank you gentlemen...you are truly a wealth of knowledge. Ill go online shopping later, as my el cheapo solution will have to be changed sooner or later. mhardy6647...you should open an audio museum in your house, as it never ceases to amaze me with what you have stored away.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 214
    While these connectors are supposed to be standard there are so many to choose from. Without precise measurements and looking at the technical drawing its easy to get them mixed up.

    For a little insurance spend the extra dollar and buy the set of male and female plugs.
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