broken HDD pins! any ideas?

By gamingguy27 ยท 5 replies
Oct 22, 2006
  1. Hello,

    I have a Maxtor 40gb that had a few files on it, i used it to transport files around but i somehow managed to break a few pins off.

    Fortunately the HDD still turns on just doesn't show up in windows, the pins i broke off were at the ends of the drive.

    Any ideas? could I make a few new pins?

  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    If you have an old drive lying around and you are good at soldering then the pins can be replaced but its not an easy job!!!!
  3. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    You could just swap the board off another identical drive, if your in the UK let me know. I have a couple of scrap Maxtor 40 gigs that are destined for the bin once I pull the files off them.

  4. gamingguy27

    gamingguy27 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 168



    Yeah that would be great if I could buy a few old ones off you.

    The one I'm looking for is the: "Maxtor VAM51JJ0".

    Regards, Alex.
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    What a coincidence....

  6. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    HI Alex

    yep that's what I have here, PM me your address and I'll get the board off one and post it to you.

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