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IDE Ribbon Cable for Hard Drive has smaller connector on motherboard side - need replacement

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I am replacing an IDE Ribbon Cable on an old computer inside a piece of manufacturing equipment.  The plug that goes into the motherboard is smaller (about 2/3 the size of the regular IDE connector).  It has the same number of pins.  I need a replacement because the cable is fried.  Any idea where I can get one?

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Doug
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Was it designed for smaller laptop hard drives?  If so, this adapter will let you use standard size cables and connectors: http://www.addonics.com/products/io/aaedt18IDE25.asp
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what model of mobo you have?
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You will most probably have to consult the manufacturer of that piece of equipment, as it is possible that the pinouts aren't 1 to 1 either. Otherwise just look for an elctronic hardware shop in your area.
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That adapter from addonics was not the correct one but you got me going in the right direction.  I found a different adapter that fits, however there isn't room on the motherboard to plug it in (stuff in the way that the adapter hits).

The manufacturer of the equipment originally said they did not have any replacement cables, but now they do.  They are sending out a couple so hopefully they will work.

Thanks for the help.

Doug
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