For a new upcoming project I bought an 8-Pin Mini Din connector from Fry’s Electronics and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how to take it part. They really should sell it to you separated so that you don’t have to disassemble it yourself, possibly damaging the connector. Now that I figured it out, I thought it would be a good idea to to share it since I couldn’t find any other sites. Unfortunately, their site doesn’t list it, so I couldn’t find the part to link to.
The 8-din packaging with the other parts for the project
At first examine of the part there doesn’t seem an easy way to take it apart without damaging it. Upon closer inspection it looked like it was pressure fit. With the below process I was able to disassemble it.
Grip the outer jacket with one hand using your fingers to put downward pressure Then using tweezers, you can pull the inner connector out by using the notch
Continue pushing out
Inner connector removed from jacket
Once apart you can easily pull the rest out
This only works a few times because the plastic will break. So make sure you test it before you close it up. Let me know if this helps!