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Help, IDE interface, pin fell out

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nj12nets, May 18, 2005.

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  1. nj12nets

    nj12nets Thread Starter

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    hi, lemme give you some background info first. I mod and repair xboxs, and i was fixing one with vid problems and it came out good. I installd a mod chp and it came out good but the hdd woodnt boot. i switched to my hdd and it booted. I looked at the IDE interface and a pin from the top row was missing. now i have a old unusable hdd and someone told me to take a pin from that one. put some solder on it, let it dry place it in where it was and heat t he pin til the solder melts. otherwise just replace it. currently i can acces files on the drive by ftping from the modchip menu

    for anyone that confused, a hdd lost a ide pin and wont boot, i can acces files by ftping to it. I can solder pretty good and have a useless hdd with pins i can use.

    any ideas?
     
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  4. nj12nets

    nj12nets Thread Starter

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    top row, above the space either one to the left or rite. i saw a chart once of all the pin numbers but i cant find it rite now. this mite help though:


    ... ......(top row) OR .... ...
    ..... ....(bottom row) ... ....
     
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    nj12nets Thread Starter

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    heres a pic, u can see 2 empty spaces when there should be one


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    bump, please help
     
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    First off, if you can access the hard disk at all, it isn't missing the pin in question.

    Second, it's normal for a pin to be missing from a hard disk.

    Third, I can't see anything in that tiny picture you posted. :)

    I'm curious as to exactly what help you seek, if there is a pin really missing, the solution would seem to be obvious. :confused:
     
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