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SATA HDD power problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mxpxrobbie, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. mxpxrobbie

    mxpxrobbie Thread Starter

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    Hi, I was working on my computer while very tired ( bad idea) and I accidentally plugged the molex power cable into my SATA drive and tried to power on. ( I was trying to plug an IDE drive up and went to the wrong drive) Now, the drive doesn't show up on the computer. I have yet to try the drive in another PC, but I am preparing for the news that I killed my drive. Has anyone had luck swapping out the board on the bottom of the HDD with a not-so broken one? Any other ideas? I really hate to lose all my son's photos and iTunes.

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    -Robbie
     
  2. mxpxrobbie

    mxpxrobbie Thread Starter

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    Anyone?
     
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    Now how the **** can you plug a molex into the SATA drive?
     
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    i took the circuit board off and there is a burn mark on it. i found a site with directions, but i'm gonna need a board exactly the same... yay.
     
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