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where can i find hard drive jumpers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pyrosx1, Aug 26, 2005.

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  1. Pyrosx1

    Pyrosx1 Thread Starter

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    i need jumpers for my hard drives, because i need to hook one spyware ridden one up to my clean drive and scan it with a bunch of programs to try to fix it, i tried looking for "jumper" on tiger direct and best buy, and got nothing. where can i purchase them?
     
  2. CouchMaster

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    I believe you are talking about IDE ribbon cables. However the cable you have now should have a second connection on it just for this purpose.
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    If you are talking about the little plastic things that make a drive a slave, look on the back of a cdrom, etc. Most often they have extra unneeded jumpers.
     
  4. Mulderator

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    Yes. and even if it not unneeded, you can temporarily take it off the CD-ROM and disconnect it (you can't use it obviously) and use it on the hard drive, then put it back when you are done. I've got about 20 of those things laying around. You can get them at radio shack or any computer store.
     
  5. Pyrosx1

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    radio shack, eh? and i didnt think of trying the cd-rom, ill take a look, but ill probably need to buy a pack anyway so i have some when i need them.
     
  6. Mulderator

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    Yes, took me a minute or two to find them because I didn't know they called them "DIP Programming Shunts!" You'd think you'd be able to find it by putting in "jumper" in the search! :rolleyes: I've seen people refer to those things a thousand times and never heard anyone call it a "Dip Programming Shunt!"

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog_name=CTLG&product_id=276-1512
     
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    We engineers know they're DIP Programming Shunts. :D
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Man, I must have a hundred extras :eek:

    what does that tell ya? :D
     
  9. Kitch

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    That you like to go jumperless?.............. :D
     
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