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  1. #11
    Here ya go, this is the connecting cable in question:




    By the way, you can see the tear right smack in the middle of the second picture.

    HDD is a Toshiba. Not sure the model, but it has these numbers on it if it tells you anything (sure as heck is greek to me):

    HDD2912
    MK3205MAV

    It has 3235MB.

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    The Doctor Und3ertak3r's Avatar
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    The Plug in Question Is a MINI-IDE// you can buy adaptors to adapt the HDD to a standard IDE.. complete with power plug


    the cable is a metalised plastic ,, forget Solder... replacement is the only reliable option..

    in your case.. you may be able to make one useing IDC plugs and a length of cable..

    BTW.. IDE is only 40 pins.. the extra 40 in the 80 core cables are for shielding..prevent crosstalk at the higher data speeds..
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  3. #13
    Awesome. So where can I find one of these adaptors? Will that be all I need? I'm googling about but not finding much...

    <edit>Would something like this help?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&rd=1&tc=photo

    Is that even the right number of pins? It's kinda hard to tell from the pic...
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    Angelic: I might have what you need at home. My roommate has a laptop that makes an arching noise (think welding) when started. I believe that when we took it apart it had just about the same cable. I will check tonight since its just collecting dust in our office. I do know that it had a Toshiba drive, so it could be a similar cable.
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    Awesome! That'd be great!

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    The Doctor Und3ertak3r's Avatar
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    my goodness what a retarded comment from me.
    .the cable is a metalised plastic ,,
    but for anyone who has had to work with this "stuff" will refer to it as **** wire.. with the right type of solder and a low temp iron it is possable to repair..but it is brittle and easy to break..

    seeing as a possable solution in a likley replacement is at hand we won't have to resort to this method of repair..
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    BTW.. IDE is only 40 pins.. the extra 40 in the 80 core cables are for shielding..prevent crosstalk at the higher data speeds..

    I was beginning to wonder if anyone was going to mention this fact. Try explaining this to someone who is convinced by what they have read in their TigerDirect Catalog and has never actually looked at one.


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    AO Decepticon CXGJarrod's Avatar
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    Sorry Angelic, it looks like a different cable. (Just opened it this weekend)
    N00b> STFU i r teh 1337 (english: You must be mistaken, good sir or madam. I believe myself to be quite a good player. On an unrelated matter, I also apparently enjoy math.)

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