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# 210473 28-Mar-2017 19:49
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My nephew destroyed the hard drive cable in a Toshiba Portege R600 laptop when attempting to replace the drive, and so is trying to find a replacement cable (as per the photo below). Can anyone advise where he would find one, or does anyone have such cables they're willing to sell? Apparently, he's also looking for the same cable for Portege R500s not sure if it's the same one?).

 

He's needing the laptop to run speaker design software for a high-school project, so it's a fairly mission-critical item!

 

 

Thanks for any suggestions.

 

 


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  # 1749727 28-Mar-2017 20:15
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darthkram:

Aliexpress?


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Toshiba-Portege-A600-A605-R600-HDD-Hard-Drive-Cable-Connector-G5B002505000-A/32692663816.html


 



Thanks for that. He was hoping for something th as t would arrive quickly (and ideally cheaper!), but if that doesn't work out for him then this will be a good alternative..

 
 
 
 


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  # 1749736 28-Mar-2017 20:24
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Boot it from USB enclosure in the meantime + you'll have a use for that old drive you're replacing.


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  # 1749738 28-Mar-2017 20:26
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I have had good luck for affordable parts for laptops off UK sellers - get here way faster than the chinese sellers, and shipping isnt stupidly expensive or impossible like with US sellers.





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  # 1749801 28-Mar-2017 21:56
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EMPR




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  # 1749908 29-Mar-2017 09:00
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coffeebaron: EMPR

 

He wants cheaper than AliExpress.. EMPR is normally about 500 times the cost :-)





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  # 1749916 29-Mar-2017 09:09
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If you want it fast, try the Toshiba service agent for NZ. That seems to be this company.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1749920 29-Mar-2017 09:11
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Does it have an M.2 port?




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  # 1749922 29-Mar-2017 09:16
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Portege R600 would be from 2009 so probably not.

 

 

+1 to idea of booting from USB in the meantime.

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  # 1749945 29-Mar-2017 09:49
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hope he's learnt something





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Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 1749967 29-Mar-2017 10:17
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Hey mate, I've got one here for you.  If you are Wellington based its free.  Otherwise can post it off to you.


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  # 1749971 29-Mar-2017 10:21
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I'm in Chch and pretty sure we have an R500 for parts


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  # 1750176 29-Mar-2017 14:59
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coffeebaron:

 

https://store.emprgroup.co.nz/ProductSearch.aspx?searchterm=FMTSH1

 

 

 

It's quite reasonably priced too.. have EMPR gotten a lot cheaper all of a sudden or is this just an exception? Whenever I used to go look for parts for old hardware they'd show up on EMPR for asstasstically vast sums.

 

 

 

 





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  # 1750571 30-Mar-2017 09:55
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Thanks everyone for all the really helpful posts - I'll pass them onto my nephew, who I know will be grateful for the assistance.

 

Cheers

 

Jonathan


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