Replace Hard Drive Power
Posted on 2006-11-16
I have a western digital 180gb IDE hard drive which is working great. However i acceidently broken off one of the 4 power points (not sure what they are called) on the hard drives power supply (the place where u plug in the power lead from the psu). So the hard drive can no longer get any power.
I was able to get it working again by placing the broken connector into the corresponding hole on the psu power lead. but this is on a temp solution as some times this doesnt work and requires u to remove the connector and place it back in.
Does anyone know if it is possible to replace power point on the hard drive or even if it is possible to add another circuit board to the bottom of the hard drive as they have IDE and power connectors on them.
Any help would be great cos i dont really want to trhough away a perfectly good hard drive.