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Alright, I managed to straighten it back out, and after tweaking the BIOS a bit, it booted succesfully. Thank you all, this could have potentially been very, very bad.
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Alright, I managed to straighten it back out, and after tweaking the BIOS a bit, it booted succesfully. Thank you all, this could have potentially been very, very bad.
Woot, good deal, I think I would back up your info just to make sure though, the next time you disconnect it there is no telling what might happen to the pin.
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That s my backup drive... all my stuff goes on it, it's the biggest drive in my house.

Once again, thank you all for your help.
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Alright, I managed to straighten it back out, and after tweaking the BIOS a bit, it booted succesfully. Thank you all, this could have potentially been very, very bad.
Glad I could help.
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i broke one off on my old pentium 3, on a pentium 2 mobo, and stuck the broken pin in my ide cable with an 20 gig seagate ide drive, and it worked, but i rather had the pin in my mobo ofcourse, but it was the only temporary solution at that time
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Very same thing happened to me. =] Pretty easy to fix.
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