The black part of the HDD input on the motherboard broke (m18x r2)

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  1. nobodyserio

    nobodyserio Notebook Guru

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    I just knew this is going to happen sooner or later, but when I put in a third hdd in the m18x r2, the triple hdd connector got lose. I tried putting the cable back into the motherboard, but the black front of the input got of.

    Should I just try to tape it back together, so that I can use the HDD's or does someone have maybe better experience , solving the matter?
     
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    I have that connectors in spares, it's easy to replace with some soldering involved :)
    If you don't feel comfortable replacing it, you can take it to a professional or just use tape yeah.
    I'll have to warn you though that if the connector cable shifts inside the connector this can end up being a more expensive repair... a cable of mine gor burnt and would not recognize one hdd after i didn't secure it well. the cables were very scarce and in the 30-50€ range at the time i was purchasing one.
     
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    thank you. the tape works so far, but your option is alot better compared to replacing the whole motherbaord in case it gets worse ( like you mentioned).

    Send me a Pm with price including shipping and I will properly take it.
     
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