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Old 10-31-2004, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Laptop hard drive pin information

So I've got this laptop hard drive with a 44-pin connector, and all of those pins are fine. There's also a set of 4 pins beside the 44-pin connector, and one of those is broken off.

It doesn't look like this pin connects to anything inside the laptop...

I haven't been able to find any information about these additional 4 pins on the net--what do they do, and would this broken pin stop the hard drive from working?

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Old 10-31-2004, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it looks like it doesnt connect to the laptop, then no harm can be done. But if you are not sure then i would look in to it realy carefully and find out what that pin does. What is the name of the hard drive?

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Old 11-01-2004, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Those are for jumpers, in a laptop you dont have to worry about them.
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