Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: IDE adapter without missing pin???

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    31

    IDE adapter without missing pin???

    Hi,

    ive got an ide adapter (desktop hd to laptop hd adapter), but all the ide cables i have - have got a blank where one of the pins should be!




    This adapter has all the pins still there - i had a look at my deskop hd and they have pins missing, so where can i get an ide cable to fit this?

    Regards

    John

  2. #2
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    322
    just use a small needle or something to poke through the blank on your ide cable thats what I did. I had the same situation, or you can just break the pin thats not supposed to be there on the adapter. But I would just suggest poking a hole in the end of the ide cable.s
    New CarPC on the way again I think. I miss my old one!!!

  3. #3
    FLA gospeed.racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    1,303
    I have had to simply drill out or use an exacto knife to "turn" out a hole in the ide cable. Or optionally you could always break out the correct pin on your adaptor.

    lol, he beat me to it
    2005 Ford Focus ST

  4. #4
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    322
    Quote Originally Posted by gospeed.racer
    I have had to simply drill out or use an exacto knife to "turn" out a hole in the ide cable. Or optionally you could always break out the correct pin on your adaptor.

    lol, he beat me to it
    LOL well shows that great minds think alike!
    New CarPC on the way again I think. I miss my old one!!!

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    36
    or you could always just get an ide cable without that pin blocked

Similar Threads

  1. RE: Who Wants Custom Length 80 Pin IDE cables
    By 047025n in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 02-23-2004, 03:25 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-24-2003, 02:02 PM
  3. WTB: Laptop dvd drive to ide adapter
    By leenas in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-30-2003, 09:04 PM
  4. 50 pin IDE DVD
    By Alphared in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-09-2003, 01:15 PM
  5. 80 pin ide to 40 pin?
    By albysure in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-07-2003, 06:49 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •