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Pins on Hard Drive Snapped

  • Hard Drives
  • SATA
  • Computer
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Last response: in Storage
July 13, 2010 3:05:15 AM

I was unplugging my hard drive from another computer and the plastic piece behind the pins was broken off and jammed inside the Sata connector. Now I can't plug in my hard drive to any Sata connector. Is there any way to retrieve the data inside the HD?

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a c 415 G Storage
July 13, 2010 3:38:41 AM

If you fish the plastic piece out of the cable connector you might be able to glue it onto the back of the drive pins again. Be careful with the glue - you don't want any of it to get on the top of the pins where it could interfere with the electrical connection.

I wouldn't trust this for normal use, but you may be able to get it working long enough to retrieve the data from the drive.