How To Remove 24-Pin Connector From Motherboard

How To Remove 24-Pin Connector From Motherboard

Removing a 24-pin connector from the motherboard can be a challenging thing for some people. Because it should be removed by keeping precautions in mind. In this article, we are going through a step-by-step way to remove a 24-pin connector from the motherboard.

Tools required to remove the 24-pin connector?

To remove the 24-pin connector you need the following tools:

  • Anti-static Wrist Strap
  • Screwdriver

Steps to Remove 24-pin connector from motherboard

Step 1: Before doing anything to your computer hardware you must need to power down the system. To avoid any electrical failure or accident you must need to unplug the power.

Step 2: Find the place where the 24-pin connector is on your motherboard. It’s mostly located near the edge of Motherboard. It’s a kind of rectangular plastic block with micro holes in it.

Step 3: There is a small latch on the connector that secures it with the motherboard. You need to press it down, then it will allow you to remove the connector easily.

Step 4: Then firmly and gently wiggle it from both sides along with pulling it upside. Make sure to not damage anything while pulling it off, as it may lead to an affected connection.

Step 5: Till this step, you would have removed your 24-pin connector. Now make sure no damage has been done to the pins of the connector.

Mistakes to Avoid

When you are facing force while pulling up your connector then make sure the connector’s latch is pressed. Also while removing make sure to never pull off the connector from wires, otherwise it would damage your wires and pins as well.

Safety Measures

Don’t forget to wear an anti-static wrist strap that disperses the electrostatic charge of electronic components. That’s the reason most of the computer components are packed in an anti-static sheet.

Reconnecting the 24-pin connector

If you have removed your connector to clean or replace then you probably need to connect it again. For these things, you just need to place the connector on the right slot then press the latch gently and push down. You will hear the click sound of a successful installation.

After installation power up your computer and make sure your connector is connected perfectly. If you face any issues, then you should double-check the connections and make sure the connector is fitted correctly. If you want to get rid of removing and putting the connector back then you should contact a professional to help you out.


To remove the 24-Pin connector from the motherboard many of us find it challenging. But it is not that hard to do, you just need to follow a few steps to disconnect and reconnect your connector easily.


Should I use a screwdriver to remove the 24-pin connector?

Yes, you can use a screwdriver to remove it without any hassle.

Why do we need to use an antistatic wrist strap?

As human body contains electronic static current that can damage any sensitive electrical components. We need to wear anti-static wrist straps to avoid any potential electrical damage to the components.

Is it normal for the connector to require a bit of wiggling to remove?

Yes, some of the connectors are mounted with a snug fit technique. So to counter this we wiggle the connector, we should not put excessive force to pull it up.

Haseeb Sagheer
I'm Haseeb Sagheer, a tech writer with a BS in Software Engineering. With a passion for both technology and gaming, I've spent seven years in the gaming community as a player and writer. My expertise lies in simplifying complex tech ideas for engaging content. Let's explore the tech world together.