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Gateway 450ROG I got a gateway 450ROG off ebay for repair and everything is good on it, almost looks new, but the Hard Drive connector is broken off from the motherboard. All the pins are still on it, but when I go to put it on I have to push down on it and the screen will come on. The screen will not come on if this is off. Is there anyway to put this hard drive connector back on? Thanks...

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Without a visual inspection it would be impossible to say. But it does sound like you will almost certainly need a new motherboard.

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