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hard drive connecting pins

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#1 cudham


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Posted 15 December 2004 - 07:28 PM

:thumbsup: Hi There,
I'm building my own computer and in my enthusiasm to put all my bits and pieces together I inadvertantly forced the IDE cable on to the drive the wrong way round. One of the pins on the hard drive has been depressed (like me!) turning the cable round it now fits fine, but the depressed pin is so low I'm sure it isn't connecting. My question is when I do finally get this 'beast' up and running will the depressed pin render my brand new 120 GB hard drive inoperable or will it still operate ok without it.

If you can understand this and can give advice I will be greatful


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#2 phil7


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Posted 15 December 2004 - 07:45 PM

Hey Cudham, I can sympathize with your dilemma. I'm no expert but I was waondering if it was loose or just bent or depressed. Could you use some small needle nose pliers to gently undepress it? Sometimes these things can snap back into place with a little coaxing. Hope this helps and that it's just a minor setback in your project.
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#3 JEservices


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Posted 15 December 2004 - 08:52 PM

I think that you should be ok. When you put the cable in make sure that it is in all the way.

You will know right away when you turn the computer on, if it works or not.

Congrats on your first build. I would love for you to share pics when complete.

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