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notebook hard drive replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wesleyd, Apr 25, 2004.

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  1. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Good luck, let us know how you make out. :)
     
  2. doogdoog

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    Aloha,
    This was posted in a reply to me from the JediMaster (see link) and it is very interesting. It says that the laptop hdd uses +5v (logic), +5v (motor), and ground so since the power connector from the ps in a desktop connector supplies +5v,com,com,+12v, the adapter's +5v must be jumpered to the other +5v and no +12v. I can imagine what would happen if somehow the wiring was incorrect (cooked hdd) so I would test to make sure it supplied only +5v before plugging it into the laptop hdd. TIA
    Link:http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/confNote-c.html
    Mahalo,
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  3. JohnWill

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    The laptop drive adapters only connect the +5V to the drive.
     
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