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Old 06-17-2005, 03:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What to do if the pin on the IDE connector is bent or missing?

Well I have a cdrw and 60gig hdd both are missing a pin and I also have 40gig hdd with a pin bent.
Are the ones with missing pins hopeless? And Could I just bend the bent pin back into place?

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Old 06-17-2005, 03:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you are really careful you could bend the pin back but they snap easily. as for the missing pins don't know how to do it on a drive but with a m/b (depending on the ide connector) u can REALLY REALL CAREFULLY desolder the broken pins and replace with new header pins

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Old 06-17-2005, 04:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Some pins are not needed. I wish I could find that diagram of unneeded pins.
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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you can buy 'male' pins at a radio shack or something of the sort..you can bend back the bent one but just be careful.
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