Hello. I've been tasked with finding a replacement drive for a dell netbook. The old drive's completely unresponsive. Upon taking the unit apart I noticed it was using a flatcable for interface. I've not seen that before (nor disassembled any other netbook). What's that interface called? are all 1.8" drives like that? ie. how do I find a suitable replacement drive that I can actually attach?
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Are you sure it's a 1.8" drive and not a 2.5" drive? Anyhow, that sounds like an older P-ATA drive (ATA-100 or ATA-133).
and type in your service tag number. It will list everything that system came with.
I'm on thephone with em atm - not the greatest service I've been subjected to
Still on the bloddy phone with the dell people. waiting in one queue, and then the next. Anyhow google found me a toshiba 60GB drive that looks very much like the broken drive. But it costs like 120 € !!!
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Am STILL in queue @ dell phone support. I'm giving up and returning to unit to the owner as non repairable.