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Hi Mr, I build 2 in the past week, but I can't make the USB and FW work, carefully I wire each PC connection with each 18 pin MAC panel but nothing, can I missed some important advice, or something, is very weird both not working, thanks in advance.
 
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Does anybody have experience with the motherboard terminal housings and pins from FrozenCPU? I ordered a bunch to make a custom cable for my G5. My first attempt I just used extra old headers I had laying around and soldered/spliced the wires, but it looks like crap. o_O
I was going to make some with new wire so there aren't solder joints but the pins that came with the FrozenCPU are quite a bit smaller than the oem ones and I can't seem to get them to lock into the housing.
I don't know if the wire I'm using is part of the problem. I got some 22ga stranded from Radio Shack (that places is quite a disappointment anymore) but it was too big, the little locking tabs wouldn't reach around the insulation. So I used some solid phone wire. It's a little to small, but I managed to get the pins crimped on they just won't stay in.

Also does anyone know of a source for pins for the G5 header housing? Like I said I would like to have 1 piece wires. The pins from Frozen CPU almost seem like they will work... they stay in it way better than the ones they were supposedly made for anyway.
 

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Does anybody have experience with the motherboard terminal housings and pins from FrozenCPU? I ordered a bunch to make a custom cable for my G5. My first attempt I just used extra old headers I had laying around and soldered/spliced the wires, but it looks like crap. o_O
I was going to make some with new wire so there aren't solder joints but the pins that came with the FrozenCPU are quite a bit smaller than the oem ones and I can't seem to get them to lock into the housing.
I don't know if the wire I'm using is part of the problem. I got some 22ga stranded from Radio Shack (that places is quite a disappointment anymore) but it was too big, the little locking tabs wouldn't reach around the insulation. So I used some solid phone wire. It's a little to small, but I managed to get the pins crimped on they just won't stay in.

Also does anyone know of a source for pins for the G5 header housing? Like I said I would like to have 1 piece wires. The pins from Frozen CPU almost seem like they will work... they stay in it way better than the ones they were supposedly made for anyway.

I used the wires from http://www.pololu.com
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/category/67 the female to female ones
 

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Hi Mr, I build 2 in the past week, but I can't make the USB and FW work, carefully I wire each PC connection with each 18 pin MAC panel but nothing, can I missed some important advice, or something, is very weird both not working, thanks in advance.

Are you making sure your grounds are done up correct?
 
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yes, the diagram is very clear, the usb and fw shield ground and the 2 fw ground, etc, everything appear as ok, I really don't know what happened.
 
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BTW besides pololu web page do you know another site selling the short pin like the 18 pin, because as you must know is shorter than the others.
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong, in FW the number 1 wire with 7 & 8 toguether, 2 with 3 & 4 and of course 5 with 10.
 
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Here's what I'm gonna do, let me know if I'm screwing up lol:

1. I'm going to buy twenty, 24" pre-crimped female to female cables (4x packs of 5): Link 1 below
2. Getting 1-Pin, 5-Pin, and 10-pin crimp connectors (1 pack of each): Link 2 below
3. Violently decapitating the head of the 18 pin snake (although carefully to make sure I keep track of the pin functions)
4. Solder the newly cut ends of the 18 pin snake onto the pre-crimped female ends??
5. Do a real world MultiBeast in real life to get that front I/O working! aka Plug in into motherboard and dance

I need to confirm if these steps are correct, Particularly number 4? Thanks Eel for sharing this

Links:
1. http://www.pololu.com/catalog/category/72
2. http://www.pololu.com/catalog/category/70
 
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Sounds about right to me. If you get wires mixed up you can always pull the pin out of the header body and swap them around. I would just attach all of your lead wires to the G5 body and then put the other ends in the correct spot last.
 
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Sounds about right to me. If you get wires mixed up you can always pull the pin out of the header body and swap them around. I would just attach all of your lead wires to the G5 body and then put the other ends in the correct spot last.

You threw me off just a tad. Do you mean to say I can go directly from the G5 case's I/O component to the mobo input with wires?
By headers do you mean the 18 pin cord?
 
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