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Old 01-07-2009, 11:34 PM
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I had a wire pull out of the balance plug today it is a JST-X balance plug. It looks the wire just pulled loose, and I can pull the pin out and recrimp it or if needed solder it back on the put it back in the plug. Problem is I can't seem to get the pin out . I have tried to use a small flat blade to push the pin out from the top pushing on the tab but have had no luck and am worried about damaging the connector. Is there a trick to getting the pin out?
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:39 PM
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the way you are trying should work. you might need to move the pin into the plug as far as you can before trying to depress the tab. If the wire pulled off, it likely pulled the pin back enough to jam the tab into the plastic.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by xuzme720 View Post
the way you are trying should work. you might need to move the pin into the plug as far as you can before trying to depress the tab. If the wire pulled off, it likely pulled the pin back enough to jam the tab into the plastic.
Thanks I will try again today and try to pop that pin out of there.
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:31 PM
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This won't help your current problem, but anytime you toss out an old/damaged battery, cut the balance connector (and of course the Dean's connector!) for future use. Of course, make sure the battery is dead or tape wrap the wire ends. Those balance connectors can be a pain to repair, so it is sometimes easier to just replace the whole thing.

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Old 01-09-2009, 12:48 AM
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Took a bit more coaxing but I got the pin out and was able to repair everything. Thanks for all your help, I needed to get that pack back up and running so I could use my watt meter on my newly built eva sport before I maiden it once this stupid wind dies down.
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