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Portable hard drives connector head broke off of the motherboard. HELP!!!


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#1 ohcheap1

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 08:52 PM

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:04 PM

Hello,

The drive looks like a standard SATA drive plugged into a USB bridge card. Pull the drive straight out from the green bridge card. You can then attach the drive to another computer using an external enclosure, attach it to another computer internally, or use a USB adapter.

 

What is the serial number shown on the samsung drive?

 

Edit: When handling the drive avoid touching the drive's PCB


Edited by JohnC_21, 23 October 2014 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:31 AM

MODEL-HN-M101MBB (1TB/5400RPM/8M)



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:40 AM

Here is the bare drive.

 

Just carefully pull the drive away from the connector on the USB green bridge card. Then attach it using one of the methods I linked to.



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 10:24 PM

Sounds like a plan. Ive even been shown a docking station that might work. Thoughts?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182221&cm_re=hdd_dock-_-17-182-221-_-Product



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 07:41 AM

That would work fine. If you plan on moving it around between computers as a portable drive I would recommend the external enclosure. The docking station is a good option for testing drives.






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