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Sharp Actius MM10 Replacement Hard Drive


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#1 iKokomo

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:10 PM

I have one of these super thin laptops and for the fun of it, I would like to bring it back to life again! The only problem with it is it seems the hard drive is beginning to go, it makes clicking sounds and the like when I boot it, and sometimes it boots, sometimes it doesn't. 

My question is, is there a way to replace the hard drive in this unit, because I know it is a special one, maybe to some sort of flash memory or the like? Thanks a lot!

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:37 PM

Hello, and Welcome, From this picture of the MM10 drive it looked like the model of the Toshiba was HDD1232. I did a search and it looks like a 1.8" hard drive. Here is the manual. The drive is only 5GB and uses a PC Card Type II card slot.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bjepson/sets/72157603768175508/with/2210645100/

 

I think the drive is obsolete and any replacement is going to cost a lot. Here is a new one I found on ebay which has a ridiculous price for 5GB. You could buy a new computer for that price. Maybe you can find one used.

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Toshiba+MK5002MPL+5Gb&_sacat=0

 

 

Edit: Here is a chart referencing the different Toshiba 1.8" drives. I believe yours is a 50pin female connector (see page 6 of the manual). From that you can get a 40GB 1.8 in Toshiba here. You will have to confirm if the voltages are the same.


Edited by JohnC_21, 20 July 2015 - 12:56 PM.


#3 iKokomo

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:59 PM

So Idea :) How about one of these PCMCIA to CF Card adapters? Would it work?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Type-II-CompactFlash-CF-Card-to-PCMCIA-Adapter-CF-I-and-II-to-PC-Adapter-/221602293973?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item339886a8d5



#4 JohnC_21

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 01:10 PM

I am not sure. If the overall length is the same you would need to make sure you have the same 50pin interface on the adapter. You may want to contact Sandisk customer service and explain what you are trying to do.

 

Did you see my edited post on the $21 40GB drive?



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 01:43 PM

I just did! :) Thanks a lot! 



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 02:54 PM

Your Welcome, Are you going with the drive or the adapter?




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