Broken Hard Drive; Fixable? Tags: Hard Drives Photo Storage Last response: February 17, 2012 8:14 AM in Storage Share roofeeo February 10, 2012 3:34:07 PM I'm trying to find out whether the hard drive in this photo can be fixed. If it can, how much would it cost? Would it be worth selling as is? Not sure if you'll be able to see it in the photo but the "L" shaped support for the plug has broke off. Photo: More about : broken hard drive fixable Traildriver a b G Storage February 10, 2012 4:26:26 PM How critical is the data retrieval? Best I can suggest if important is jury rig a temp connection by getting a spare HDD wiring harness and soldering the wires to the tabs in the correct order. Power it up and pull the data off. If doubtful of your soldering skills, take it to someone. m 0 l roofeeo February 10, 2012 4:34:27 PM I'm actually just trying to fix it to either use as an extra hard drive or to sell. I was successful in retrieving my data from it. m 0 l Related resources Is my hard drive fixable? - Forum Hard drive troubleshooting? Broken due to improper shut down? - Forum is my Hard Drive broken? - Forum broken hard drive on laptop do i need to buy another windows 8. - Forum Can you identify this broken piece from external hard drive???? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer roofeeo February 14, 2012 7:44:45 PM bump Would love to know if anyone knows a fix for this? m 0 l fzabkar a c 302 G Storage February 17, 2012 8:14:32 AM I would hardwire a legacy 4-pin Molex connector to the +12V and +5V solder terminals on the component side of the PCB (not the gold pins). http://pinouts.ru/Power/sata-power_pinout.shtml http://pinouts.ru/Power/BigPower_pinout.shtml m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHard drive completely and utterly broken, googling did nothing Forum SolvedExternal hard drive broken Forum SolvedRecovering data from a hard drive on a broken Laptop Forum SolvedBroken external hard drive Forum Solvedrecover data from a broken laptop hard drive Forum SolvedHard Drive Broken Forum Is this SATA connector broken, or easily fixable? Forum SolvedHow do I get files off my broken laptops hard drive Forum SolvedPossible broken hard drive Forum SolvedUnable to install windows on hard drive. Is the hard drive broken or improperly formatted? Forum SolvedConverting hard drive data to external drive when laptop is broken Forum SolvedIs my Hard Drive broken? Should I RMA? Forum Broken Hard Drive? Forum SolvedIs my hard drive broken? Forum Is it possible to fix a broken extended hard drive? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !