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How to extract/cut a single video pin?

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Thread Starter 
I need to cut off/remove pin 9 on a male video connection, is there a tool that is made for this? (pin 9 is sending unnecessary data back to the computer causing the monitor to shut off during a re-boot)

It needs to be a pretty specific tool, not just a needle nose pliers or some such, more of a small round tool that could insert over the pin, grab, twist and cut type of thing. (and it needs to be a decent quality tool since I will need to "adjust" several cables)

Thoughts?

Thank you,
Steve
post #2 of 5
I don't know of anything specifically made for the purpose; however, it seems to me that you could accomplish this by finding something at the hardware store in the way of a small rigid tube--perhaps something in the way of a spacer--which you can slip over the pin. You'd then need to use metal fatigue to do the job for you, by bending the pin back and forth. Most multipin connector pins are fairly easily broken with a bit of flexing. I do not know of anything you could insert that would actually cut, as opposed to giving you some leverage to bend, the pin.

Kurt
Blue Jeans Cable
post #3 of 5
A long time ago, Radio Shack sold a tool:
#276-1426
D-sub pin insertion / extraction tool
$2.99
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Thread Starter 
thanks for the suggestions guys.
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