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Old 03-03-2004, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Broken Pin on Hard Drive. Is there a fix?

Topic headline says it all. I have a broken pin on one of my hard drives. Is there anyway to fix it?
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Old 03-03-2004, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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RMA!
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Old 03-03-2004, 11:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the swift reply, but it is way out of warranty.
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Old 03-03-2004, 03:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i would say you are out of luck. how did it break? they usually bend and would take a lot of wriggling to break them. your disk is now un-usable.
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Didn't someone recommend a cut piece of paper clip for a similar question about their monitor? Not sure if it will work though.

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Old 03-04-2004, 07:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually, lots of the older drives had 5yr or warranties on them.. check into it... you may hafta get a larger drive for free..
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Old 03-04-2004, 10:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sounds like a done deal. Hopefully ya didn't have alot of important info on it.
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Old 03-04-2004, 09:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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But RMA does not cover phyiscal damage.

It that was a hard drive is sold you, i would give it back as say "Nope, Phyiscal Damage, No Warranty"

How ever, this does not stop you from trying to send it to the manufacture for RMA. Get them on a friday afternoon or monday morning.
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Old 03-06-2004, 06:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well MicroBell's idea is workable.
What you can do is just check the continuty of the lead that comes out to the pin on PCB.and desolder the remaining portion. Now put a thin lead, you can use one resistor lead pass it trhough the hole and solder it on the pcb.
Give it a shot. Beware check the thickness of the lead. Not too thin and not too big.
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