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    connecting a notebook hdd adapter

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    by casemaker ·

    What is the orientation for connecting the notebook converter. Does the power go closer to the jumpers or the other way around.
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    • #3379348

      Reply To: connecting a notebook hdd adapter

      by jschein ·

      In reply to connecting a notebook hdd adapter

      It depends… there are about 10 different adapters. You will not blow your hard drive putting the connectors into a drive upside down (done it before). Once you figure out the proper orientation, use a perm. marker and annotate which is top and which is bottom.

      Mind you, you usually have to remove the jumpers to slave it to a desktop pc.

      Good luck.

    • #3379175

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      by scott_thomass ·

      In reply to connecting a notebook hdd adapter

      As above except most adapters have a 1 and/or a 2 written on them. Take the one and place it closest to the power inlet…with that you can`t go wrong.
      As a aside note check the jumper setting on your hard drives as this can also cause one or both to “disappear”

    • #3379147

      Reply To: connecting a notebook hdd adapter

      by casemaker ·

      In reply to connecting a notebook hdd adapter

      I finally was able to get my test pc to boot with the notebook hdd attached. Answer #2. You say take the 1 and put it closest to the power inlet. How do you mean that. The notebook hdd has no power inlet. And you say check the jumpers. I have tried all settings. The notebook hdd is on ide cable all by itself and is set to master. It does not show up no matter what the setting. It does not show in my computer. I found a picture on the we and when I attached it as shown in picture it booted.

    • #3378784

      Reply To: connecting a notebook hdd adapter

      by casemaker ·

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