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By lauriep ·
I have a fujitsu MPD3043AT hard drive from the office(not backed up) - Pin 35 was somehow pushed in. I was able to get it back in position but computer will still not recognize hard drive. Could this be a solder problem? Can it be salvaged?

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by rickh9 In reply to IDE Pin 35

Most likely the act of pushing the pin in has "torn" the contact off of the circuit board.
While it can be repaired you need to decide if it's worth it.
Assuming the drive contains some irreplaceable data (you did back it up recently didn't you?? ) you would start by removing the board from the drive, then using a circuit tracing tool like a Tracker you would make contact with the torn "pad" that the pin pulled away from and then probe around for a closed circuit. Some of the newer DMM's will do the same. Once a solderable location is found on the same trace you will need to VERY carefully solder a piece of jumper wire between the new path and the pin. If you use flux and are gentle, sometimes you can scrape the coating off the trace near to the trim and jumper to the pin from there. Since pin 35 is DA0 (device address) you may try installing the drive as a secondary in another machine and see if it comes up.

good luck

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