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HELP i accidently broke off the pastic piece for the SATA connector

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while trying to do some cable management my hand accidently pushed too hard up against the SATA connector and now the little plastic piece to secure it in place is broken off. the pins themselves appear to be fine however even if i hold it in place while booting it does not seem to be recognized.

i noticed there is another 4pin connector to the left of it can this be used for the data transfer or what exactly is it for?

this is my main HDD with all my files and if anybody knows ANYWAY to possibly remedy this i would in much gratitude
Edited by luckypunk - 2/13/11 at 9:21pm
post #2 of 18
You dun goofed.

But in all seriousness, try popping it in a toaster to get the data.
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post #3 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cole19;12375486 
You dun goofed.

this
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post #4 of 18
If this is the SATA port on the motherboard, you should be able to use one of the other ports without issue.

[edit] Post some pics?
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post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian;12375501 
If this is the SATA port on the motherboard, you should be able to use one of the other ports without issue.

[edit] Post some pics?

I think he means the bit on the back of the harddrive that .. 'gets connected' to the SATA cable.

Any pics?
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post #6 of 18
Super glue it? JB Weld?

I did my heatsink bracket the other day, still broke after I did it -_-'
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post #7 of 18
Is it just the cable broken or the port on the motherboard?

Either way use another one.
    
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post #8 of 18
Do you mean the connector on the drive itself?
post #9 of 18
I done did this myself once. I was able to super glue it in place. Not a great solution but it worked.

You can also try something like [URL="I done did this myself once. I was able to super glue it in place. Not a great solution but it worked. You can also try something like this. It had mixed success for me. http://www.newertech.com/products/usb2_adaptv2.php"]this[/URL]. It had mixed success for me.
 
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post #10 of 18
Perhaps he is talking about this:

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In which case, just put a little super glue on it, then place the broken plastic piece like normal into your SATA cable and then 'plug' it in to the back of the harddrive.. I guess.
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