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I bought a Samsung 840 Pro 256 when there was a deal going on, was excited to install the drive, cleaned my previous boot drive and transferred everything to my 2TB Seagate drive (ST2000DM001) it's about a year old and working great.

Formatted my old 500GB boot drive to be used as external storage and installed windows on my new SSD, I got a little excited and was not paying much attention and accidentally snagged one of my PSU's sata lines to hard I guess and broke the little plastic piece that the gold contacts for the drive align in, the gold contact strips are not damaged or bent but in the mean time I cant supply power to that drive (ALL of my stuff)

What can I do?
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Someone else must have run into this problem besides me?
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If only the plastics were bent you should be able to still connect the sata power cable without issue over the contacts. You just have to be uber careful with it. I've seen a number of drives damaged like that and as long as the contacts aren't damaged (at all) you're fine.

If you attach the power cable and the drive doesn't spin it means there is more damage than you think. You might be able to look into a replacement controller but that is a whole other can of worms.
    
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if anything you can just grab a hotswap bay and by simply resting the pins on the hotswap bay power connector you should be able to power and user the drive fine. That is what I currently do with a old SSD that has no plastic left on the SATA and power connectors.
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