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Old 11-05-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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i connected my laptop hard drive to the converter, as i was pulling it out, one of the pins broke off, so i took the pin off, and reconnected the hard drive back into my computer, and it reads it and everything. is it a big deal if that one pin is gone?
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Effects might be data corruption during transfer. But if everything works fine in the long run, it may just be a ground pin that's damaged.
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i think its the pin number 2
its the one on the other side with the jumpers, or on the same side near the jumpers. i dont remember. but its the one on the lower ends (sticker of information of hard drive is faced up)
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The hard drive itself doesn't have a general layout of the pins describing just a little bit about it?

If it's pin #2, it's GND on standard IDE interface.

http://pinouts.ru/HD/AtaInternal_pinout.shtml

Lets hope it's that. Just use it in the meantime to see if you have problems opening up files, write errors, etc. If it's fine in like the next 50 weeks, you're hard drive is golden.
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