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Hard Disk pin broken

By haja_naj ·
In my Hard disk, one of the 40 pin berg connector is broken.How can use the hardisk in future?
Whether pin can be replaced,i can read the data from it ?

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by TheChas In reply to Hard Disk pin broken

There are a few pins that are either extra grounds, or not used.

Here is a link to the standard IDE connector pin-out:

For the average user, the "easy" fix is to find another identical hard drive and swap the controller circuit board.

To repair the controller on your existing drive, the connector needs to be replaced.
CAUTION: You must have excellent soldering skills, and special desoldering equipment to remove the existing connector without damaging the circuit board.


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by sgt_shultz In reply to Hard Disk pin broken

what about putting a piece of wire in the female part of the connector, then carefully mate to the broken off end? just enuf to get the chas said, which pin? is it broken or just bent. needle nose pliers...

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by umbertoeklat In reply to Hard Disk pin broken

I had two broken pins on one of my new hard drives. either 1 & 2 or 39 & 40.

I just slid the broken pins into the IDE cable and it still works.

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