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    Unhappy bent pin on ide drive :(

    hey

    i have an ide drive (120gb ibm, 7200, 2mb) with a bent pin on the ide connector. its actually fractured (dry jointed) where the pin meets the pcb.

    pc finds the drive but does a 1010101010101010..... when the "dmi pool data" screen comes up.

    anyway i can retrieve the data on this drive? i don't care about the drive itsefl that much, i would prefer to replace it with a newer wd 120gb 7200 8mb to mstch my primary drive.

    if i do, who thinks i should set up the drives in raid0 on the SATA bus?

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    solder it back on?

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    i thought that, i think i mayt be able to do so - but those pins are very very small and i wanted to make sure there were no other options before risking it.

    i just want the data back...

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    Well, its worth e-mailing support about it, as they may offer to replace the pcb for you so you don't risk the data, or if they say they can't, I'd take it to a electronics type store, to get a pro to attempt the soldering for you.

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    If you are new to soldering it's best to get someone to do such a fiddly and (relatively) dangerous job (where your data is concerned!) for you. If the data isn't that important and you want to do it yourself, make sure you use a pointed tip on your soldering iron, not your normal half-flat tip....

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    yeah, thanks for the input. i think i will try to find a pro to do this, any ideas?

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    Got a local electronics place with a little old fella in who's a bit mad?

    Try the yellow pages......

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    where do you live ?
    I may be able to help with a team of professional surface mount solderers I have at work.
    Wouldn't be able to do it for a couple of weeks though...

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    i live in south bucks but have a car

    i'm a student working 6 days a week (summer hols), so i'm not very rich. damn computers. i actually work for an extrical store but they don't deal with computers

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    RMA it



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    its just out of 1year

    and i want my data back. theres stuff from when i was a kid on it. (work i mean!!!!!) lol

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    Originally posted by dgr
    its just out of 1year

    and i want my data back. theres stuff from when i was a kid on it. (work i mean!!!!!) lol

    dgr
    Sure sure........

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    Originally posted by dgr
    its just out of 1year

    and i want my data back. theres stuff from when i was a kid on it. (work i mean!!!!!) lol

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    lol

    nostalgia trip...

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