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Connecting data pins broken

When I was connecting the data pins which is 19 in nos , I broke 2 pins on the hard drive. Now I am unable to access my hard drive. Please advise.

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If you are good with soldering you can fix it. If not - get another SP0822N drive and swap the cards.

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