Sata Connector on mobo has huge crack....

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  1. dannyk65

    dannyk65 Notebook Enthusiast

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    So from my avatar pic it's easy to see the internal sata port is cracked badly. This would definitely explain why any hdd I connect doesn't show in bios, but will show on other computers or with external sata-usb adapter.

    Sadly, I think this sata port/connector/whatever is built into the mobo and for the life of me I cannot find a replacement...so what are my options? Krazy glue seems like a poor idea...

    Is it possible to buy a different sata connector, try and fit somewhere and plug into the mobo and hdd?

    Can I get an optical drive caddy/adapter, put the hdd in there and be good like new?

    Thank you in advance...
    Dan
     
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    dannyk65 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Perhaps this is why multiple HDDs never show up in bios and I can't get into windows! Now I just need to know two things to get on it:

    1. Since it looks to be permanently attached to the mobo and looks like PCB under the power and data sides...what do I do to run SATA slot 1 from the mobo to my HDD?

    2. How can i post photos? Best I've come up with is using my avatar...

    Thanks!
    Dan
     
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    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    Hi Dan,

    When you write or edit a post, there should be an "Upload File" button, which is the preferred way to post a picture. If you don't see that, you may not have enough post count yet. In that case, sharing a picture from Google drive and posting the link should work.

    I'm afraid I don't have much help to offer re the crack. We usually refer to Samsungparts.com to find spare parts. Once you have a part number from them, you can Google it for price comparisons.

    I did see your post about being unable to extract BIOS. I hope to get time to check that this weekend. If Samsung changed how they deliver BIOS updates, that could be bad news indeed.

    Edit: Oh, and I deleted the posts your marked in the other thread. I was actually ok with you posting there, but I appreciate the courtesy you showed to the OP.
     
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    IMG_1690.JPG View attachment 158714 View attachment 158714 Hi Dannemand,

    You're probably right about the post count...I will keep looking for it. ETA: found it!

    I might just install the hdd in a caddy in the optical drive and change boot order in bios (assuming any of these steps don't result in catastrophic failure). I'm hoping to shed light on why that might be a terrible idea so I can begin formulating a plan B.

    Thank you and i look forward to hopefully hearing from you soon!

    Dan
     
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    Anybody know what the part# is for this guy?

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    dannyk65 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I suppose it's simpler that I haven't added/cloned any drives to this machine...and at this point I'm thinking a defective sata connector (I think I found the part listed as ODD although it's not for an optical drive; it's what the original HDD was plugged into) although I doubt I can tackle removing and soldering/connecting a replacement to the mobo. I believe that's above my pay grade.

    Thank you for the reply!
     
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    This looks like the part, although I don't believe I have the capability of connecting to the mobo myself...

    ETA: BA59-03434A LS-8862P SAMSUNG ODD BOARD
     
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    TANWare Just This Side of Senile, I think. Super Moderator

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    The cables usually are plugged into both the drives and also the main board, rarely are the soldered on but they may be a proprietary connector.
     
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    Yeah, sadly this one looks like it has a little soldered micro-connection (vein or whatever they're called) to the white lines on the mobo.

    Apologies for awful terminology...
     
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    Sorry to revive an old(ish) post...

    Is there a conductive glue I can try on the plastic..I feel like the crack allows the data side to separate just enough for the contacts to not completely touch.

    Any other suggestions? Should I go for a caddy/adapter and replace the optical drive?

    Thanks again for all your help and advice!

    Best,
    Dan
     
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