SATA Connector Wiring Diagram v.brokensataconnector

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  1. L Jay

    L Jay OT Supporter

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    I was unplugging the drive and this happened.

    I have a lot of data on the drive that I really need. So I'm thinking I can solder the leads SATA leads onto the pins. Since no matter how I try bending them it won't make contact to read.

    Anyone have a wiring diagram/guide?

    Thanks :)

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  2. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Have you tried just sticking the cable back in and seeing if it will read, you may just duct tape it or something
     
  3. deusexaethera

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    Yes, he already tried that.

    Stick a piece of cardboard behind the pins, cut to the width of the connector. If it works, superglue the cardboard onto the backs of the pins.
     
  4. skinjob

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    If you didn't lose the plastic tab that broke off, try supergluing that back in place.
     
  5. L Jay

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    Plastic tab is MIA.
     
  6. L Jay

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    So cut a piece of card board and put it on top of the connectors so it applies pressure to make a connection?

    I have no plans on re-using the drive, I just want to get the data off it and replace it.
     
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    With how cheap (or even free) SATA cables are. I would just grab another one, cut it and strip the wires. Then attach...
     
  8. cmsurfer

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    If I'm reading correctly, the problem is on the drive itself?
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    +1

    It's going to take something like this.
     
  10. Supernaut

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    I did that once. Don't bother trying to bend those pins, just get a SATA cable aligned and connected at an angle vertically so the pins make contact. You might want to put a book or something with a bit of weight on the cable to ensure that it keeps pressure and contact on the pins. The cardboard idea is a good one too.
     

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