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Old 04-23-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
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Ok, so I was a retard today. Tired, wasn't paying attention and I pulled out my hdd slot and I left the sata wire connected. Well the wire go tight and ripped off the plastic part where the stata wire connects. Would it be possible to get this repaired?

Its a raptor 150gb and I don't want to just trash it.

Ths is the plastic part that snapped off so now its just exposing the prongs.

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Thats the only thing about the SATA interface/connectors. They're not as strong as the PATA connectors.

I reckon you can get that sorted but it might cost ya.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:36 PM   #3
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try solder it, might cost you nothin but the matrial

take your time
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Thats the only thing about the SATA interface/connectors. They're not as strong as the PATA connectors.

I reckon you can get that sorted but it might cost ya.

As long as its cheaper than $150 for a new one.

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try solder it, might cost you nothin but the matrial

take your time

Soldering plastic?
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75?

Have you contacted the manufacture?

Make some enquiries and see what your options are.

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Ok, so I was a retard today. Tired, wasn't paying attention and I pulled out my hdd slot and I left the sata wire connected. Well the wire go tight and ripped off the plastic part where the stata wire connects. Would it be possible to get this repaired?

Its a raptor 150gb and I don't want to just trash it.

Ths is the plastic part that snapped off so now its just exposing the prongs.

Thanks

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/5684/hddtc9.png
It can be fixed, but standard procedure is to buy an identical drive and swap the dead part out, which would cost as much as the new one.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:12 PM   #7
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just called WD and they are sending me a replacement for free.
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just called WD and they are sending me a replacement for free.
Thats a result in my book
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nice they are the best...
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