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IDE connector

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February 2, 2013 2:35:29 PM


I have an old 478 motherboard. The secondary IDE connector is faulty. Currently I have my CD-rom and hard drive piggy backing the same cable but I would like to add another drive to my setup. Is there any way to verify if I have a broken pin or some damage with a fluke meter? I dont see any visual damage. I know someone who can do the solder work. I just dont want to waste her time if its a board issue.


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a b V Motherboard
February 2, 2013 7:05:28 PM

You could buy and fit a PCI IDE Card if the mobo has PCI slots:
February 6, 2013 10:41:10 AM

Best answer selected by mrmotion.