Solved Laptop drive replacement

June 28, 2011 at 18:51:34
Specs: Windows XP
HI,

I'm trying to replace a dead Toshiba MK6021GAC internal drive in a Toshiba Satellite A35-S159 laptop. The dead drive has a 47-pin male config. The laptop has a 50-pin female socket. Not sure if the WD drive will fit. The pictures indicate an ENCLOSURE around the pins on the Scorpio Blue.

I appreciate any help.

Thanks,

Vexorg


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June 29, 2011 at 08:09:58
Below is a link to a reseller site that shows that drive.

Can you post a link to a picture of the 50 pins. Your laptop came with an EIDE hard drive which should have 44 pins plus 4 more for jumper selection (probably no jumper supplied).

The connector has the same pin out as a standard EIDE hard drive with the exception the power is part of the connector and the the configuration is smaller. There is no other form factor.

http://www.apricorn.com/product_det...



#1
June 28, 2011 at 21:30:57
Sounds like you don't have the carrier that the drive fits into. That would indicate you didn't remove the old drive.



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#2
June 28, 2011 at 21:37:38
The hard drive may have an adapter plate where the pins are located on the old drive...your gently pull it off the old and place it onto the new, that is assuming we are talking on the actual hard drive itself.

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June 29, 2011 at 07:01:12
The way I know of the 47 pin config: I have removed the carrier AND drive from the laptop. The female 50 pin receiver is screwed onto the motherboard. There is NO easy pull off adaptor on either the drive or the laptop. What I am asking is if anyone knows if the the Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD8000BEVE has a male pin config OR if the enclosure surrounding them (in WD literature) is removable. (Sry, should have been more specific ;-} )

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June 29, 2011 at 08:09:58
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Below is a link to a reseller site that shows that drive.

Can you post a link to a picture of the 50 pins. Your laptop came with an EIDE hard drive which should have 44 pins plus 4 more for jumper selection (probably no jumper supplied).

The connector has the same pin out as a standard EIDE hard drive with the exception the power is part of the connector and the the configuration is smaller. There is no other form factor.

http://www.apricorn.com/product_det...


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June 29, 2011 at 09:10:33
OtheHill,

Thanks for the link. It's the first picture that clearly shows 47-male pins on the WD drive. (Better than the WD website.) You are correct about the EIDE connector. It indeed has 44 (not 50) female receptacles. The laptop case is structured for correct alignment of the drive with the smaller female connector. I'll give Apricorn a try. Thanks Again,
Vexorg


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#6
June 29, 2011 at 11:00:49
I never dealt with that vendor. Check them out by going to resellerratings.com and looking up the company.

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