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Broken SATA power connector

By jsnake_long1 ·
My clumsy fingers broke the pcb on my Seagate Barracuda's SATA power connector. The pins are still intact and not damaged, but the L-shaped pcb portion that covers the pins snapped off and was lodged in the tip of the power cable. Note that the Barracudas don't have the standard molex power. Is there any way that I can supply power to the drive long enough to retrieve the data from the drive (i.e. a soldering mod or replacement part of some kind)? At this point the data is more important than the drive itself. Thanks.

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by mjd420nova In reply to Broken SATA power connect ...

Build yourself a connector to pigtail leads for the power and solder the pigtails directly to the board. I don't recommend soldering the power leads from the power supply directly to the HD, use a mating connector with just leads to solder to the drive.

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by jsnake_long1 In reply to Try this

Would each pin on the drive have a lead soldered to it (i.e. no need to worry about grounded leads or anything similar)? This is what I assume but I just want to clarify before surgery begins.

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