Ok, I am about to start my massive MAS stick mod and I need to use DB-25 connectors. I have one male and 2 female. The male one seems easy, the pins come on a row that you pop off and push through until you can see the pin. The female ones are a bit different. If you push them through, you cant see the pin. My questions are these:
how deep do you push the pins in on the females? If I really push it in it will go so deep into the connector that I cannot fish it out unless there is a wire to it already. I am trying to make sure it will be deep enough to make contact with the male.
Is it best to solder the wires to them?