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Topic # 66614 21-Aug-2010 00:00
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Hi there, need some help ...

Was rebuilding my PC today into a new case i bought, and while i was connecting up the hard drives, the SATA connector broke off.

It just so happened to be my Windows Drive which is slightly annoying and has a lot of files i'd like to get back. It's a Seagate 500gb hard drive.

Now i have another identical hard drive, so have taken the connector board off that one, and fit it to the broken drive but my computer just does not want to detect the drive. Not sure if that would actually work anyway but thought i would give it a try.

Is there anything i can do? Does anyone reccomend any good hard drive or computer repair places in Central Auckland?

Cheers

C

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  Reply # 370546 21-Aug-2010 00:49
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you cant just swap boards between harddrives.

Yuo need to solder a new sata plug on or else ghetto it with a direct connection to get your files off it.




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  Reply # 370578 21-Aug-2010 09:13
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Getting data restored from a damaged hdd is VERY expensive. Think 1k and up. You could see if a electronics firm could solder a replacement plug on?







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  Reply # 370598 21-Aug-2010 10:04
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I have actually found the plastic piece that has broken off which was stuck inside one of the sata cables. The conductors on the board look ok. Might try and glue it back on, otherwise yeah may have to replace the whole sata connector.

It's kind've mounted to the front plate along with the power connector so might be hard to replace if that's the case.

Thanks

C

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