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Shadowmeph August 25, 2013 10:36 AM

is there a fix for broken sata connector?
my first SSD I bought early last year worked great until Iwas folding and becasue my 2p system wasn't insde of a case the SSD wasn't mounted, well the SSD well still connected to the Sata cable slipped off of the table I had it on and broke the l shaped sata part off of the SSD the power connector part is still there but the Sata part isn't and the SSD still works I had the sata cable lined up and braced duct taped ( how Canadian can I be lol) that works but is very flimsy is there some type of connector that would work better or os there a way to replace it all together, I really don't want to waste this SSD

MacJunky August 25, 2013 10:55 AM

You might try a very very tiny amount of good strong glue. Other than that you could solder wires to the old connector and stick a new connector on the end of those wires. Filling the whole thing with hotglue or something to prevent bending induced shorts.

howpet August 25, 2013 06:34 PM

Well the good news is: the drive is still working!! :biggrin:
And the bad news is: no more lanpartys for this drive :sad:
Other than the "Red Green" solution you mentioned the only thing I can think off is locking sata cables, but still that's going to be pretty fragil if you"re moving the unit around at all.

Perineum August 25, 2013 06:44 PM

Solder on a whole new connector from a donor drive.....

Dzzope August 25, 2013 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by Perineum (Post 726236)
Solder on a whole new connector from a donor drive.....



Pick up a new one or rob one from any dead sata3 drive (actually no idea if there is a difference) and either solder yourself or take to an electronics shop to do it for you..

howpet August 25, 2013 07:27 PM

You gotta be drinking Guinness and have nerves of steel to be able resolder that...:thumb:

Shadowmeph August 25, 2013 07:44 PM

I actually never thought of that my soldering sucks but it is better then nothing lol

odis172 August 25, 2013 07:48 PM

I bought a ssd with a broken sata connector. Was able to slice off the plastic piece that supports the 7 data pins, and epoxied it to the broken drive. Still working. So thats an options.

clshades August 26, 2013 03:08 PM

hammer drill and lag bolts...

Perineum August 26, 2013 11:09 PM

That's not really a hard soldering job...

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