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hard drive power

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mmbc_voltron, Jun 5, 2005.

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  1. mmbc_voltron

    mmbc_voltron Thread Starter

    Jul 13, 2004
    The pin on my hard drive broke for the +5 power connector.
    Can I replace the board and if so what is it called?
  2. Arcadion


    Sep 1, 2004
    It's called the circuitboard. To replace it you will need to take the circuitboard from another identical hard disk, they just screw on and are easy enough to swap. It might be easier to get someone to solder the +5V connector back, though.
  3. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

    May 25, 2005
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    The power for the hard drive comes from the power supply. There may be a spare power wire or you can get a adapter cable that will let you supply two devices from one other power plug.

    If it's the connector on the Hard drive, your outa luck... replace the HD.
    A good tech might be able to jumper around the broken pin or add a pig tail connector so you can retrieve any data you might have stored there.
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Actually, any decent tech should be able to fix that connector. At the worst, as mentioned, you just solder a pigtail with the power connector on it from the PCB.
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