hard drive adaptor

Advent / 7340dvd
November 9, 2009 at 04:48:55
Specs: Windows Vista
just collected damaged unit.
appeares to need an adaptor from the hard drive to the socket in the machine.
can anybody tell me where i can find one

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#1
November 9, 2009 at 06:34:46
Sounds like you either have a SATA HDD & a board with IDE/PATA connectors, or vice-versa. You need a controller card.

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#2
November 9, 2009 at 07:43:35
thanks for the help.
the connectors in the bottom of the hard drive slot in the lap top appear to be like the old style strip of flat pins we used to see on the back of pc's.
when hard drive is fitted into its caddy there is about 1/2" gap between the hard drive pins and the strip of flat pins.
possibly some sort of adaptor fits onto the hard drive and it all pushes onto the strip of pins ??
would this be possible.

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#3
November 9, 2009 at 08:22:37
You may need to have a caddy for the drive.

Was the hard drive missing when you got the laptop?


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#4
November 9, 2009 at 08:27:05
yes but the caddy was there.
thank you.

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#5
November 9, 2009 at 08:42:39
What is the model of the laptop?

As jam mentioned you may need the other type of drive.


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#6
November 9, 2009 at 09:44:38
You didn't state it was a laptop in your original post.

You need to get the correct type of drive. There is no adapter unless you wanna run it externally?


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