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Old 02-04-2007, 10:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I accidentally invertedly (wrong colors) inserted the power cord (that thing with the 4 pins) of the harddisk then the harddisk cannot be recognized anymore, the pc doesn't seem to get power but when I am dettaching the power cord from the harddisk then the pc is getting some power and I can see something in the monitor, any ideas on how can I solve this problem? Please..... Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A 4 pin molex connector has angled edges to prevent plugging it in backward.

The different leads of the molex are different voltages. (and a ground)

You probably fried it.
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's a Samsung 40gb harddisk, it's board can be easily separated from the disk itself, does it mean I may have a chance of fixing it by replacing it's board?
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nearly all hard drives have an easily removable board on the bottom, thats just the interface (whether that is SATA (Serial-ATA) or ATA {100 or 133})

Unfortunately, Thats not the only electronic component of the Hard Drive. And as far as the entirety of the damage (if you did indeed fry it), I couldn't tell you if replacing the interface would fix it or not.

At this point, the more cost efficient solution would be to simply replace the drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148095

And for slightly more money the drive size can be exponentially larger.
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Did u check with it somewhere else?? ike in another PC?? U may have probably fried it,, but it giv it a try !!!!!
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Did u check with it somewhere else?? ike in another PC?? U may have probably fried it,, but it giv it a try !!!!!
Agreed.

As I said, it sounds fried, but test it first.
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