WTB: Alienware M18x HDD Interposer/Ribbon Cable

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  1. Maxware79

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    I'm looking for a new 3-slot HDD/SSD Ribbon cable for my M18x. They are available on AliExpress (3-slot) and ebay (2-slot) but for stupid prices. I'm hoping someone has an old parted out machine with one still available for a reasonable price. Shipping would be to Australia.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Raidriar

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    I last sold one about 6 months ago for 100 USD. M18x R2 parts are becoming rarer and rarer.
     
  3. Maxware79

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    Yeah they sure are.
    I've got a guy who wants to sell me a whole machine for $200USD (with a broken display) but shipping to Oz will be expensive and it's hard to trust people on Facebook. I've found a place called www.laptop-dvd-drivers.com which will have it posted for about $95AUD but I'm not sure how trustworthy the site is. $95 is still a lot to pay for a ribbon cable.
     
  4. UltraGSM

    UltraGSM ...so many Alienwares...

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    Hi, I may have a spare ribbon I could sell, but in terutn id need you to post your old broken one also. They are rare as they get... Unfortunately are not cheap either if you do find one
     
  5. Maxware79

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    They are around but usually expensive. There are some on eBay but they’re only a 2 spot interposer instead of 3.
    So you’d want my old one? The ribbon cable is damaged where it bends around on itself. It looks almost impossible to fix.
    How much would yours be?
    I bought one off a random website last week but I haven’t heard anything from them so I’ll probably have to cancel my PayPal payment. It was about $60USD shipped to Australia.


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  6. UltraGSM

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    60 bucks is a steal. better hope you get it. keep in mind, if its 2 drive ribbon - its for m18xr1. for m18xr2 its only 3 drive ribbon cable
     
  7. Maxware79

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    I’m assuming it’s some sort of scam website but they use PayPal so I’m still hoping it’s legit. It’s been over a week though and the order is still processing. This one is the 3 slot connector.
    If the 2 slot one is for the R1 will it still work on the R2? The boards are pretty similar


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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    ribbon width is short on the R1 vs. long on the R2.
     
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    I have one but I’m sure shipping won’t be very cheap from us to aus... I also have tons of x brackets for ATI and Nvidia and heat sinks.
     
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