Burnout SATA cable? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2006, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 99
Default Burnout SATA cable?

is it possible to burnout a SATA cable?

i was having trouble with my hard drive a while back and it wasn't being detected. i put a new SATA cable and it worked fine until about five minutes ago. i shut off my external hd and my computer restarted, then my internal hd wasn't being detected. i had to put my internal hd in my external enclosure because i ran out of SATA cables. is this common for SATA cables to burn out like that?

worrwhorre is offline  
Old 07-13-2006, 07:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Nitestick's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473

i have never heard of a SATA cable burning out. the connections can be broken through excessive bending but if they burned out as you say i would guess that replacing the cable would be the least of your problems. for the cable to actually be damaged by the current it carries it would be more than high enough to do serious damage to your motherboard and/or hard drive
Visit my website - nitestick.net
"Guitar is cool. If you donít think the guitar is cool, then youíre stupid. And I will fight you! " - Brendon Small
I'm sorry but I do not accept support requests via IM, email, or personal messages
You can contact me for Forum related issues via PM only.

Nitestick is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.