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Old 02-19-2005, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1 of my Maxtor 40GB IDE pin broken, im quite short that although broken my harddisk still can function. Anyway, when window starting up is quite slow compare to usual. it is broken pin that affect the hardisk performance?
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figuring that there is a broken pin on a working HD, it might affect the HD performance
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Old 02-19-2005, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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will it still can work, just performance drop?
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Old 02-19-2005, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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im quite short that although broken my harddisk still can function.
oOo, i thought you meant like you still find it working
well can Windows start up right?
but juss slow right?

if it starts up, its fine
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If it works for you, seeing is believing.

However, i would try to find a new PCB for it so you can have another pin
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Old 02-19-2005, 02:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Haha, I'm impressed that it still works. Good luck.
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Old 02-19-2005, 04:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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1 time i had this old floppy drive that didnt work cause it had a broken pin.

i used an old soldering iron and melted away the plastic around the top of the pin, then i just soldered the pin back on. and it worked.

if your drive ends up failing, u could try soldering it back, but i dont know how that would affect a HD. also dont use a good soldering iron on plastic, or anything else but solder otherwise its performance will degrade.
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