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Old 12th April 2012, 01:18 AM   #1
beeah is offline beeah  United States
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Default Need help with PCB crimp connectors

I'm looking at a friend's Hartke HA4000. I'd like to pull the small board that hosts the output jacks, but I can't seem to remove the connector blocks that connect it electrically to the other boards.

Most of the other connector blocks in the amp have both a male and female part and so separate easily, but these don't want to budge; I managed to pry one partially out (a couple mm) and it looks like the crimp connectors go through the holes in the board, instead of sliding on to pins as I had expected...

Can someone lend some advice as to how to disconnect these connectors? Are the designed to even be removed?
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Old 12th April 2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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It sounds to me as if the connectors are direct wire to PCB connectors. It is possible that the other end is a removable, alternatively, you will need to de-solder the connector which might be difficult as the crimps might actually grip the board.
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