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post #21 of 30
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fixed.
I did this one too, it sucked. Killed my old Audigy front panel drive, which was really depressing because it had a 1/4" input to record guitar and bass, and a remote control so I could change music anywhere in my room.


Darn... sorry man :/

I see these modding grounds do have its fair share of tragedies...
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Could have just fried the little soldered connectors to one of the chips on the pcb(voltage regulator?) maybe you can resolder them or have somebody resolder them. Do the SSD's have that unmistakable fried electronics smell to them?

sometimes it's easier to locate the burnt component by photographing it in high resolution and examining it that way.
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post #23 of 30
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fixed.
I did this one too, it sucked. Killed my old Audigy front panel drive, which was really depressing because it had a 1/4" input to record guitar and bass, and a remote control so I could change music anywhere in my room.
I say a sacrifice since there is likely a 20 GB drive that he can toast without issue.
 
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post #24 of 30
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When it happened just one of them had a very very slight scent of burnt. I went ahead and opened the oldest of the ssds, I looked for something small burnt inside but found nothing

However i'm not sure how a vreg at that scalr looks like, only thing that resembled one were very small and cylindrical, but same color and material appearance
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post #25 of 30
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I should have bought a damn psu tester by know haha
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post #26 of 30
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DMM?
*snip*
Digital Multi-Meter

It's always a good idea to double-check your work before powering up. An impedance (resistance) test from pin-to-pin would be a great way to check for crossed connections. Start at the highest resistance value on the DMM to avoid pegging or over-loading the meter. Step down the resistance range until you can get a measurement with two or three decimal values.

Regardless, I am sorry for your loss. ::ques the Taps bugle::
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post #27 of 30
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^^ yeah... I did test the first connector for continuity with a DMM (following the pin order), but on the
second I was more busy trying o sleeve it perfectly (since the cables go im a quarter of a circle path rather than straight) that I totally forgot about cable order... I was just careless once again.

I should buy a darn psu tester since it'd be faster and eliminate human error... any recommendations ?
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post #28 of 30
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btw I do understand that your suggested test was not a continuity one, I just wanted to clarify that I had equipment for testing yet forgot to use it Haha
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So get a hammer and/or a pickaxe and mash it all to bits, take video, then post to youtube???
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post #30 of 30
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So get a hammer and/or a pickaxe and mash it all to bits, take video, then post to youtube???
Maybe I'll mod one as a condom wallet ¬_¬...
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