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Old 07-25-2008, 05:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If I'm not mistaken...that's an adapter that you have to pull off to get to the actual connectors, and then replace that adapter onto the new drive. I've had to do that on several laptops that I've worked on. Just give it a bit of a tug, and if you see it start to slide off, then you're good to go.

Don't forget to take it out of the metal carriage, either .

BTW... learn to use the macro function on your camera xD. It makes small/closeup things more clear .
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Holy crap you're a genious... Wow no wonder. It is an adapter! Thank you sooo much. Too bad I sent back my sata drive... $20 in restocking fees lol. Just glad to have it figured out.
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Sorry I didn't see the thread earlier =\. Coulda saved you $20 lol. But yeah, most (all that I've seen anyway) have an adapter on 'em, regardless if IDE or SATA. Glad I could help though (late lol).
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