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Windows 7: broken sata plug

23 Oct 2013   #1
mickeyfn19

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
broken sata plug

hi all, i recently broken the top off one of the plug comnig from my psu, dont ask me how because i seriously just don know what went on but anyway. i was wonering if i could replace that one broken plug with a ne one? or maybe even just fix the current one?


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23 Oct 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

Probably the best (easiest) way would be get a SATA power connector that has the wires on it. Cut off the wires of the broken plug and splice (solder) the wires from the new plug (make sure you connect the wires correctly) to the wires from the power supply for the broken plug. Be sure to properly insulate each of the spliced connections.

I don't know if you can buy a connector with wires, but you can get a PATA (IDE) power connector to SATA adapter and use the wires and SATA connector from that. '

Here is an adapter listed on e-bay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-IDE-Mole...item2c65d55ab9
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23 Oct 2013   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If you have the patience and the pins aren't damaged, you can remove the pins from the broken plug and plug them into a new body. Pin removal tools are inexpensive but do require a bit of practice to get the hang of using but, in this case, since the plug is already broken, you might be able to "finish" breaking it to liberate the pins so you can put them in a new connector body.
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25 Oct 2013   #4
mickeyfn19

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i think ill probably just change the body of the plug like fitzgerald says. did a little research, seems as easy as pie.
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25 Oct 2013   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If you can't reuse the old pins in a new connector body, if you don't mind a 90 connector, you could just cut off the old pins and use a punch-down type connector (Plan B). Plan C would be to cut off the old pins, and crimp on new pins for a straight connector body.
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25 Oct 2013   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

How about using a Sata_Y splitter on one of your other good PSU lead cables ?


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26 Oct 2013   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
How about using a Sata_Y splitter on one of your other good PSU lead cables ?
Another good option. Plan D?
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26 Oct 2013   #8
mickeyfn19

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i dont really want to use a y splitter as it look really untidy. i think i might have i sorted. i have a broken old psu so ill take the sata plug off of that one and stick it on my current one.
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