UK Electronics Repair Questions? Ask a Technician ASAP
Hi Adam and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.
Initially and as a hopeful workaround for "...pin...broke...", consider using safety pins cut to length and solder the wires from the board.
Or consider replacing the connector male & female pair (not exact substitute). Click HERE.
Or order from China but for 20 pairs HERE. Communicate with the seller to confirm sizes.
The latter did not open though the maplin link did, the connections
I believe this is what i require
but not sure if sold in uk and how easy for me to replace myself if i do find it
OTHER OPTION IS
this means just replacing the broken pin but not sure if its that straight forward i.e. just open the plastic cover and replace the pin ?
Actually i note my link is for 3 pns and a 3 pin housing unit, do you think this can be broken and just insert the 2 pin?
Appreciate the post back.
To my understanding, just two (2) wires, red & black or for the + and the - hence 2-pins should serve the purpose.
Perhaps you can post back with a clear picture of the connectors showing the pins?
Please click HERE.
Thanks, ***** ***** its possible to attach images
Please see attached the broken part , intially thought the entire part needs replacing though not easy to find, also not sure if can just replace the pins
If the pin size would be the same, then yes it should work with no problem.
Still, I was suspecting something like this to be the issue hence the earlier suggestion of a short length from a suitable safety pin. Then solder to this cut length of safety pin the black wire. Heatshrink tube may be used.
Or pulled out pins from donor.old/defective desktop computer motherboards.
Sorry Louie, your reply is a bit of chinese to me, not sure what you are suggesting here ?
what do you mean by safety pin? is this as per the image i sent and are you advising i need to solder it into the housing unit as in open the existing one and replace the pins or cut the wire and replace the housing unit?
I was suggesting possible workaround without buying parts; replacement pin (only) that can be from readily available sources.
Click HERE for a safety pin.
And HERE for a computer motherboard that has also pins that can be pulled out if of the same size.
you mean replace the broken pin with a safety pin? surely not same diameter as the broken one?
A cut length from a safety pin. Diameter would be whatever would fit/match the female / other connector.