Broken plastic bit that connects the sata cable to the maxtor hard drive
I broke the plastic retainer that holds the sata cable to the hard drive GB 500. Looking at it I think the disk controller will have to be replaced if the plasticing mounting is mouded to the controller circuit board. Can you help? .
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
An expert who has answered 20 questions.
Re: broken plastic bit that connects the sata cable to...
Not really,if the retainer on the HDD is broken.
You could try embedding the sata cable to the HDD using a contact adhesive,but ensure none gets inside on contacts.This is only a qik fix but I have use in the past to get by.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Will replacing the data-cable replace the broken-off piece?
If not, then for about $30, you can buy a new "empty" external case, and then "transplant" your current disk-space into the new case.
Take your current external drive to the computer-store, so that the new case that you buy will be the correct case for your existing disk-drive.
Of course, because you have a "small" (100GB) disk-drive, any warranty for the disk-drive probably has expired, and it would be good "preventative-maintenance" to buy a new external disk-drive, before your current disk-drive unexpectedly "quits" on you.
why would you need one ? Maxtor has a jumper label on their face that is all the info you'll need to operate this HDD , the rest is in the OS set up NTFS or FAT32 , stick with the NTFS and you'll have no problems , the jumper label indicates using as a master , Slave or a Cable select , the IDE cable in your computer if using an ATA HDD has two connections the top one is the master the lower one is the slave , if the HDD is a SATA it has its own special connection which is marked SATA
a dvd burner on same bus as a hard drive..the cable needs to go to hard drive first then the dvd drive..is that the case? also, if it's SATA, the order on which cable comes from the board to hard drive SATA 0 is critical
please remove the raw drive from the casing it may be a sata drive of maxtor please power it up directly to your pc with a sata power and sata cable the drive will get recognised . if it gets recognised it means the interphase between the disk and the ext casing has been damaged
if you fail , the disk has lost its firm ware or rom chip rom bin file. both can be flashed and recover the drive BEcaerful you can break the plastic casing while removing the raw drive as it had been machine dyed and fixed and you may not find any screw s outside
Seagate troubleshooting Error Code 10, states that drive has failed. (Seagate bought out Maxtor)
Before you resign yourself to everything is lost on this harddrive, how about trying one more thing?
How about putting the harddrive inside in a new external enclosure, and see if it works? I suggest that perhaps the external enclosure it's in, is bad. The harddrive inside is a 3.5 inch harddrive. Same width as used by a desktop computer. It is a Sata harddrive.
Here's an example of a 3.5 inch Sata, external enclosure, http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3901268&CatId=2780 Just pop the external enclosure open that holds it now, take it out, and install it into an external enclosure like the example above. Plug in the USB cable.
Don't know if this applies to your particular Maxtor Personal Storage 3200, but when I went to search for the type of harddrive it uses just now, I ran into thsi, and thought I would pass it along. http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/personal_storage/ps3200-sw)
Simple you need to update your bios by downloading bios updates for you motherboard. Then it should recognise your HDD. The yellow triange just means your mboard does not have the necessary drivers to recognise the device. thanks