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Edge connector for old hard drive required.

Posted by: Chris A.      20 Oct 2013 @ 13:28
Edge connector for old hard drive required.

My elderly mother (Aged 85!)has had a problem with her equally old laptop which is a Compaq NX9005. She gave the product to a neighbour to fix but he has caused more problems than anything else. I have taken a look and in forcing the hard drive back into the machine he has damaged the edge connector connecting the hard drive to the machine does anyone know where we can obtain another one.
For full pictures of the connector etc please view the pictures here, any help appreciated. http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/CJA4/library/Hard%20drive?sort=3&page=1

Reply by: Cliff M. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Wednesbury, WS10      21 Oct 2013 @ 09:09
RE: Edge connector for old hard drive required.

Looks like a standard connector and if so is available on Ebay for a couple of pounds.

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Reply by: Chris A.      21 Oct 2013 @ 09:16
RE: Edge connector for old hard drive required.

Thanks Cliff, I have been looking on there and other sites on the net but nobody seems to offer one which is the exact shape and style. As you know there is very little room inside a laptop so if I buy one that is vastly different in shape I suspect it will not fit.

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Reply by: Robin N. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Watchet, TA23      22 Oct 2013 @ 00:32
RE: Edge connector for old hard drive required.

Looks like a fairly standard part; 2.5" IDE to HDD adapter like Cliff said. Also looks from the last picture like you may be able to tease those 2 squashed foils out with a pin? Have a try, you got nothing to lose.

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Reply by: Chris A.      22 Oct 2013 @ 08:48
RE: Edge connector for old hard drive required.

Thanks Robin, I tried that before I posted but they were too badly damaged to be any good, still on the lookout for one of these so far no luck, lots of similar stuff out there but not exactly the same.

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Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      23 Oct 2013 @ 23:24
RE: Edge connector for old hard drive required.

One of these, maybe? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-HP-COMPAQ-NX9005-ZT1155-ZT1172-IDE-LAPTOP-HARD-DRIVE-CONNECTOR-US-/230825417337?pt=US_Drive_Bay_Caddies&hash=item35be445a79

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