One of the pin in my Samsung HDD(7200 rpm,40 GB) has broken off when I tried to refix the IDE cable.Please help me to rectify the problem and also tell me a way in whch I can reuse my HDD.
I tried booting my PC with the same HDD but I am getting a message that no bootable device is found.
Please kindly help me......:-)
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Re: HDD wih broken pin
You pretty much are (for lack of a better word) screwed, without all of the pins contacting the cable, it wont be recognized by the CPU. my best suggestion, is to take it to a data recovery shop, and see if they can recover any of the stuff on it. [WARNING] not the cheapest thing to do, but worth it if you have some valuable information on the drive.
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Guys this one stumped me for some time, here is my solution that worked like a dream
1. plug the hard drive you are using into a pc and check the hard drive is recognise and works. 2. Delete all partitions 3. ensure it has a 8 bit cache buffer!! This is the most important one. That means the system only supports older hard drives. I got 2 second hand ones from the local pc store for $50. See the list of hard drives that are know to work below.
The disk is either damaged or the USB interface is damaged. 1) You could try opening the external case and connect the disk to your computer directly (Using IDE/S-ATA cables) 2) Format the HD and use data recovery software/service.