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While removing sata cable of hard drive the pins snapped

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September 14, 2012 5:52:00 PM

So as tittle says i pulled out my sata cable and the pins came with it, also the edge of it.
So i cant use my hard drive anymore..
Is there any way i can still use my harddrive without a sata cable?

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a b G Storage
September 14, 2012 5:58:15 PM

You mean the pins on the HDD side are now gone from the HDD?

Nope, toast my friend

Send it to a data recovery place
September 14, 2012 6:00:16 PM

Ok, well that sucks, thanks tho guys
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a b G Storage
September 14, 2012 6:02:11 PM

restllesss said:
So as tittle says i pulled out my sata cable and the pins came with it, also the edge of it.
So i cant use my hard drive anymore..
Is there any way i can still use my harddrive without a sata cable?



Post a picture.
September 14, 2012 6:02:41 PM

I had a guy return a drive like this, I told him I couldn't warranty it and my boss told me to attempt to RMA it for him cause he is a big customer.

I sent it to Western Digital knowing that they were going to laugh and send it back, but they actually replaced it.

So you never know until you try.
a c 336 G Storage
September 14, 2012 9:13:50 PM

If you need your data, then a replacement PCB plus firmware transfer should cost no more than US$50.

The following PCB suppliers offer a firmware transfer service, either for free, or for US$10:

http://www.donordrives.com
http://www.onepcbsolution.com
http://www.hdd-parts.com

Otherwise, if you have damaged the SATA power pins rather than the data pins, then a relatively easy solution would be to hardwire a legacy 4-pin Molex connector to the HDD's power pins.

http://pinouts.ru/Power/sata-power_pinout.shtml
http://pinouts.ru/Power/BigPower_pinout.shtml
September 16, 2012 11:36:38 AM

this is whats actually broken so if anyone knwos a way for me to fix it or whatever PLEASE tell me

a b G Storage
September 16, 2012 2:56:11 PM

Yeah, if there is data on the drive that you MUST have, then your only option is to send it to a professional data recovery center. They will disassemble the drive and take your data off for a nominal fee. Don't even thing about replacing the pcb yourself.
a c 336 G Storage
September 16, 2012 3:49:24 PM

@Dingo07, why would any intelligent able-bodied person engage a data recovery professional to remove and replace 4 screws?

Are you a data recovery professional?
a b G Storage
September 16, 2012 4:41:12 PM

fzabkar said:
@Dingo07, why would any intelligent able-bodied person engage a data recovery professional to remove and replace 4 screws?

because I have no idea what will happen to the drive once the part that dictates where the data is, is replaced with another one

fzabkar said:
Are you a data recovery professional?

no, that's why I leave it to the pros
a c 336 G Storage
September 16, 2012 5:23:47 PM

@Dingo07, I suggest you keep sending your drives to the pros. The rest of us will just go out and buy a screwdriver.

BTW, the proprietor of donordrives.com is in fact a pro who frequently posts to hddguru.com. So if you do buy a PCB from him, and engage him to do your firmware transfer, then you will in fact be engaging a DR pro.
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