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    SATA Drive broke, need support asap!!!

    my sata 70gb 10krpm raptor, the connector, the small sata cable connector area, where the plastic is behind the metal pin broke off. There are only pins sticking up now. I need this data from this hard drive, i need to know what that wide port is for, and if there is any awy i can get my information from this drive back! its important!!! anyone help me?
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    You need to find someone with a steady hand and GOOD knowledge of electronics.

    I broke two pins off my old Fujitsu (in temper, something Ive learned never to do again) while trying to plug it in.

    Get them to take a look and see if they can solder a quick connector onto it, so you can grab it. Warranty wise, hmm.. depends how careful they are.
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    its not a pin, its the plastic "L" shaped piece.
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    Yes, that I did read. Im also explaining that the L shaped piece has a connector in it. So you need to find someone with electronics knowledge... who can solder a new l shaped connector on. Simple.
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    Can you get a pic of the damaged part?

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    I know what you mean, that's the plastic bit to make sure you put the SATA data cable in the right way, yes?

    I'm guessing that raptor has a molex power connector, as some SATA drives do? The "wide" connector might be the SATA power connecter - the other way you can power the drive. Yes, I just checked it has both, so that wider connector is the newer SATA power connector.

    You could try plugging the data cable in without that L shaped guide, but you'd have to make sure you lined the pins up right and put it in the right way or things might go a tad wrong! :S

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    Just for certainty - the green L is what's snapped off?
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    How on earth did you manage to break that bit royce?

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    I would imagine twisting the connector while trying to remove it - as it doesn't appear to have any sort of support on the left hand side.
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    I broke that off one of my 200Gb WD SATA JB's still not got arround to fixing it - I just left the peice of plastic in the cable and gently pushed the pins into where they should go - works quite well, my machine has 24/7 uptime and I havent got arround to getting hte super glue out.

    As long as you havent broken the pins off you should be ok - just be gently with it

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    well i pulled it out when i was cleaning up my case and the drive also wasnt showing up on my computer, so i took a look at it. The L piece is still stuck inside the cable just like yours. im gonna be careful and try to do waht you did, i have $500 worth of files on that drive too, thank u every1
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    An alternative would be to get a WD SecureConnect cable, it clips into the holes beside the S-ATA plugs.....

    Link here

    Just my 2p worth.

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