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Cord from board to hard drive or DVD drive for power


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#1 Gharris12978

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

Sorry I'm sure it's a stupid question I have tried to research it but I am not sure really what I'm looking for. Anyway I need to know what the ribbon cord is called that delivers power from the board of my dell studio to my hard drive or DVD drive. It's pretty thin compared to the sata cable. I need one more so a good place to buy it cheap would be a help to. If you need more info I will respond quick. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:48 PM

Hi there and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

 

The details of your question are a little confusing - generally there is no power connection between the mainboard and a SATA drive, power is supplied by cabling from the PSU (Power Supply Unit).

 

If there are no more SATA power connectors available in the wiring looms from  the PSU, but there is a spare 4-pin Molex plug, you can use an adapter like this:

 

http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/molex-18cm-male-4pin-to-female-15pin-sata-power-adapter-cable/

 

Note that this is not a product recommendation, just a reference that came up on Google (in Australia because that's where I am... :) )


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:56 AM

Is there a way to post a pic on here?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

It's not that btw that cable is thicker than what I'm looking at.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

Is there a way to post a pic on here?

Yes, see How To Capture And Edit A Screen Shot - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43088.html/page__gopid__2493350
How To Capture And Edit A Screen Shot. - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43088.html .  The last post is the easiest method.

 

To attach te file...click the More Reply Options button at lower right of post screen...and you will see the option to attach.

 

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:36 PM

It might also be worth posting the model number of the computer, if we can locate the manual we should be able to find out how the cabling goes.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:54 PM

dell studio 540s



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:25 AM

The service manual detailing component fitting is here:

 

http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/19/KCS/KcsArticles/ArticleView?c=&l=&s=&docid=125792

 

The HDD and optical drive installations are as per standard, the Serial ATA data cables to the mainboard and power from the PSU loom. So it seems you're looking for a normal SATA cable.


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