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p51s sata mobo connector is broken

Q: p51s sata mobo connector is broken

Hi, I researched this board and found two other posts documenting this issue:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51s-sata-ribbon-attachment-FAIL-NO-FIX/...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51s-sata-HDD-cable-FRU-dislodged/m-p/40... Interestingly enough, this seems to be a problem to at least two other people during the month of March 2018. I have this same problem. My p51s just all of a sudden stopped detecting the storage drive. I opened the case to find that the SATA connector wasn't even connected to the motherboard. The connector that should hold the sata cable is just completely detached. And the piece that was within that connector is out of place as well. Please reference this photo (NOT MY PHOTO -- not taken by me, credit:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Upgrade-ThinkPad-T570-from-SATA-HDD-to-M...): This person's laptop seems to have a strong solder, which I don't believe mine did. Please advise how I can get this repaired, get a new computer, or just give me my money back. I've used Lenovo for ~10 years and have never had problems like this. I need this computer to work.

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A: p51s sata mobo connector is broken

+ picture of connector parts, detached

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I've got a Samsung NP350v5c laptop and the Sata adapter for the HDD has a big crack through it. It won't recognize any drives and now I'm running Win 8.1 with an SSD in a caddy for the Sata2 optical drive. It's less than ideal and I cannot seem to find any info on the part I need to replace, which looks to be soldered to the mobo.

If I can't replace the adapter, is there a tricky way I can sneak a new Sata port onto the laptop and fool the CPU into thinking it's the OEM connector?

Thanks in advance!


A:Sata connector for hard drive broken; need help!

You'll need to replace the motherboard. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/KEF...rd-LA-8862P-BA59-03539A-DDR3/32829862430.html

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Tonight while reconnecting my floppy drive, I found that the connector to my C: drive is broken.

The "L" shaped plastic piece inside the connector at the rear of the drive is missing. The pins are still there and OK but a new cable would not stay on.

Put the old cable back on even though the opening is compressed and the computer is now running but don't know for how long.

Are these connectors repairable?

I see another connector on the back of each of my WD SATA hard drives and was wondering if a different but more substantial cable is available for SATA drives?

The present small SATA connectors are a joke.

Also, I have never needed to "clone" a drive but have restored Ghost images etc. I have an extra hard drive (new) and could clone to it but am not sure it would run if I did that.

I have Acronis True Image 8.0, Norton Ghost (every version), DriveImageXML, and the Western Digital utilities that came with the drive. I want to set up the new drive before this cable falls off too.


A:SATA hard drive connector broken

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If you think this story is too long, please jump to the end for the executive summary. I bought a Thinkpad Yoga 15 a little over a year ago. I live in Belgium, but close to the Netherlands and Germany border. I bought my laptop in Germany as it was the only place in a 200 km radius that had the laptop on display. After slightly more than a year, the middle part of the power connector on the machine broke. Not because of a fall or something else, just daily use. The machine itself basically moves from the downstairs desk to the upstairs desk, so the only thing that happens that the power cord is removed and reinserted at its new station. This is covered under European Warranty Law, but as I had a 3YR NBD Warranty Extension, I expected this to be fixed without problems. I created a ticket through the (rather archaic) ticketinterface, and expected to be contacted the next day. However, it took 7 days for an IBM Global Services employee, to whom Lenovo apparently outsourced their technical support, to contact me. I was asked to provide some photographs of the problem and to e-mail them to the support person ? he neglected to provide an e-mail address. The ticket system does not support attachments. As a workaround, I uploaded the pictures to my Google Drive and put the link in the ticket tool. This was not seen by the support person, who had told me that a technician would stop by the next day. I made sure there was someone home, but no technician showed up. This was, it turned... Read more

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I ordered a P51s today, assuming it would take 2 drives:- 4TB Samsung 850 EVO in the SATA slot, and- 2TB Samsung 960 EVO in the M.2 slot.for 6TB total.  I've read & re-read what's online since then, and it's ambiguous. Will this work? Thanks - ResearcherQ

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I was replacing the stock SATA HDD on my Fiancé?s P51S (20JY) with a SATA SSD and my cable dislodged from the board.  Im at a loss as to how to fix this if I even can.  Any suggestions?  

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Need to replace P51S default SSD to 2.5 -inch sata HDD.  Did Lenovo provide the tray and cable in this case? 

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Hi there,Please kindly if I want to replace the 500GB SATA to M.2 PCIe for 20HB001KUS, do I need an M.2 adapter ?  If I do, please advise the part# of the adapter.  I found 4XF0Q68320 from the Lenovo option compatibility matrix but the part # seems not valid,   thanks

A:P51s - change 500GB SATA to M.2 PCIe

I believe you need 01AY476 and 01ER035

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Need to replace P51S default SSD to 2.5 -inch sata HDD.  Did Lenovo provide the tray and cable in this case? 

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P51s Very cheap ribbon cable connecting disk drive to the motherboard completely broken during normal daily use. It looks like little piece of metal like a very thin paper clip. Laptop is now totally useless. I thought this was supposed to be a higher end model but can't even get this right. This is unfortunate because I really loved this machine and would consider it bringing back the real THINKPAD feel and quality again. I've owned tons of junk computers and never had this problem ONCE on any of them. Looks like I'll be going with a real laptop next time a DELL. Something that's not glued together with paperclips.

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Hi there,Please kindly if I want to replace the 500GB SATA to M.2 PCIe for 20HB001KUS, do I need an M.2 adapter ?  If I do, please advise the part# of the adapter.  I found 4XF0Q68320 from the Lenovo option compatibility matrix but the part # seems not valid,   thanks

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I've searched and seen every thread on this topic and have found no resolution except for a specific ADATA SSD from HP that has a firmware upgrade that gets around this problem. I purchased a KingSpec NT-512 m.2 SATA SSD for my P51s. By specifications, this drive should be perfectly compatible. However, this drive is rejected by the P51s firmware and gives the "1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in" error and refuses to boot to windows. http://www.kingspec.com/products_detail/productId=60.html Has there been any resolution to this issue that I am unaware of? How do I force the P51s to stop rejecting this SSD because it thinks it is an "unauthorized network card"?

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In regards to previous askers I also need to know what SSD can I connect to my E6530.
1. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19483938 
2. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19616508   
The Dell official specs sheet does not show any SATA III support? 
Therefore let me ask again. Does Dell E6530 support SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) or only SATA II (3.0 Gb/s)?
Thank you  in advance!

A:E6530 Sata II or Sata III connector

SATA 6G;  Intel QM 77 express chipset.

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My Box config

AMD athlon 64bit 2800+

ASUS K8-VX Mother board

want to upgrade to 500 gigs or if possible to 1tb Sata HDD

Problem is
1) Mother board is old done almost 3 years
2) I don't know what version of SATA will be supported
Please advise

Thanks in advance for your answers


A:Need to upgrade to SATA Not sure if it is sata or sata II which my mobo supports


I don't know why, but everytime I go to asus, they're hving site maintenance
Anyway see if you can click on Specifications there

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I have an old wireless headset, the Plantronics CS50-USB. The headset worked fine until part of the cable starting having issues. On the picture I've uploaded you can see where I have to bend the cable in order for it to work. I have to use tape to keep it in place but that's just a temporary solution. I don't know what kind of connection is has but I'd like to know if I can fix it before having to buy an upgrade


A:Broken USB connector

I've not seen any user replaceable USB connectors. With that said, the cable is just 2 or 4 pair twisted cable. You could conceivably, simply cut the old cable/connector off, and solder/splice a new cable with connector.

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My wife's computer - spec build: MoBo MSI A55M-P33 /N1996 / MS 7786 v.1.0. I found a MoBo description (on internet) which says it has a FDD connection. I think I've looked everywhere but haven't found it. Is it there or not?

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How does one tell if their mobo has a 20 or 24 pin power connector (short of opening up the case and looking)?

EMachines T3508 Desktop

Intel Celeron D Processor 356 3.33GHz
533 MHz FSB | 512 KB L2 Cache
300 watt PSU

A:Mobo And PSU: Connector

You really just need to pop the side of the case off and look, unless you know the brand name and model number of your motherboard and can look it up on the manufacturer's website.

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 During opening the computer to clean unfortunately broke the clip that secures the cable to the connector (see figures) . Has anyone tell me how to fix this problem; My laptop is an HP PAVILLION G7 1216 SV  

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After running a 25' ethernet cable through and under and back through my floor I managed to break off the little plastic tab that holds it in the back of my pc. Now it pops out with the slightest movement. I know I can rerun a new cable (a real pain) but is there any way of replacing or repairing the connector easily? I searched for some type of connector but it seems that I would have to remove all the wires and attach a new connector.
Any other alternatives? Thank you.
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

A:Broken CAT5e connector tab

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dear people, I've bought a yoga 3 11 80J8 second hand. The device is in perf?ct shape except one thing.the USB 3.0 poort is physically broken, as in when you jiggel a usb 3.0 stick in it, it somethimes works.And one of the usb 2 pins is broken off so that simply doesn't work. so i want to replace the complete usb 3.0 port. I have looked everywhere, but i cannot find this specific connector.lenovo only wants to replace the complete motherboard for 400 euro  dows anyone know what or where i can get thos connector? or has a broken yoga 3 11 from where i can buy your usb connector? many thanx in advance,Eric 

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System Specs:
p4 3.0 prescott core
gigabyte socket 478 mobo
radeon 9800 pro (Sapphire)
dual 1gb rosewill mem. (2x512)
Compusa 500 watt power supply

Well let me start from the beginning. A few weeks ago my computer started to shut off while I was playing counterstrike 1.6. I checked my temps and they were well below the threshhold. Maybe about 65 C. So I figured it might have something to do with the graphics card being that i wasnt getting any problems outside of the game. I uninstalled the driver software and it gave me a couple errors. "Zero Display Service" error. I spoke with a friend and they told me to use nasty file remover, while booted in safe mode, to remove all the files. By this time I had cancelled windows "adding new hardware" thing, and clicked on the updated drivers I had downloaded from ATI. During setup i recieved two errors. One was an "INF Error : display driver not found" then "Setup could not complete, try installing thye standard VGA driver before beginning setup." Well the only other thing I could do was install using the disc that came with my card. This too gave me an the "Zero display Error" but it still completed the installation. This did not fix my computer shutting off problem. After cleaning out my computer and checking all the connections, and disconnecting and reconnecting I finally got the driver installation to not give me an error. I'm not sure how I did it, I used the cd, but for so... Read more

A:Melted 4 pin connector (mobo-ps)

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Hello everyone! Happy New Year!!

I am trying to replace the standard 300 watt power supply in my HP m7350n computer. It looks like I can handle it, except I am worried about the 24 pin connector that attaches to the motherboard (P5LP-LE). I don't want to break anything, and it doesn't want to release when I press on it and try pulling. I am tempted to use a tiny screwdriver, but that feels like a bad move.

Any hints?

The new 430 watt supply has a 20 plus 4 connector. This just attaches like the 24 pin connector but in two parts (right?)

Thanks, Gordon

A:Release 24 pin ATX connector from mobo

Yes just break away the 4 extra pins, using anything you have

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Hi, I am tying to sort a PC for a friend. The PSU appears to be fried, so swapped that for a spare one. The spare provides power to the mobo in that the on board LED lights up, AGP powered fan spins up, as does the CPU fan and the case fan. However this is as far as I get, the is no video output. I am wondering if the mobo is fried too. One other thought is that the 20 pin connector on the original PSU contains 20 cables, whereas on newer PSUs there are only 19. Could it be that as the PC was built with a PSU which provided 20 cables into the 20 pin connector that a 20 pin connector fron a newer PSU which only contains 19 cables might not work? Sorry if this is a bit garbled.

A:Mobo power connector

partofthechaos said:

Hi, I am tying to sort a PC for a friend. The PSU appears to be fried, so swapped that for a spare one. The spare provides power to the mobo in that the on board LED lights up, AGP powered fan spins up, as does the CPU fan and the case fan. However this is as far as I get, the is no video output. I am wondering if the mobo is fried too. One other thought is that the 20 pin connector on the original PSU contains 20 cables, whereas on newer PSUs there are only 19. Could it be that as the PC was built with a PSU which provided 20 cables into the 20 pin connector that a 20 pin connector fron a newer PSU which only contains 19 cables might not work? Sorry if this is a bit garbled.Click to expand...

what mobo is it? does it have an additional 4 pin power connector? or an additional 8 pin power connector?

The more specs you can provide the better.

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hey all im really desperate with this. so i hope this doesnt be in wrong subforum.

well i recently cant get my computer booting. apparently because of the 4-pin mobo connector. im not sure whether its the mobo part loosen, or the power supply itself.

so after playing with the cables and such, my computer working. but its been twice from just now it freezes, (because of loosen 4-pin mobo).

so im confused, and worried, what to do in order to make the computer stable again? must i check the cable jack or....


A:Mobo 4-pin connector going nuts

The 4-pin CPU power connector is supposed to snap in and lock... Did the locking lever break off, or is the whole connector loose?

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I have a MSI Z170A Mobo. It comes with an on board RGB connector. I currently have two RGB Fans connected and working properly.

My question is how many more can it handle. I want to expand to 6 fans all RGB connected in series

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I bought a Startech hot swap tray for my 5.25 bay and it installed with no problem,but I have a 2pin connector for the LED and I do not know where to plug it in at. Also do I need to plug it in? I have a EVGA 680iLT mobo if that helps. I do not see anything in the mannua.l

A:Plug 2 pin connector on MoBo

Can you provide a picture of the 2pin plug. It would help greatly.

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Hi guys. I just received a PC a bought online. The motherboard is a "ASUS 1155 P8H61-M". The thing is that I ordered an extra fan apart with the one that comes with the case, and the thing is that this extra fan they gave me has a 3-pin female connector (see first image).
My motherboard only has 1 male 3-pin connector, and its reserved for the cpu fan. It also
has 1 male 4-pin connector but its occupied but the fan that comes with the case...
There is a weird series of 7 pin connectors in which my fan connector would fit, but I'm not sure if those are meant for fans 'cause to those 7-pin connectors my HDMI audio and USB connectors are connected....

My psu has no 3-pin male connectors, just more female 3-pin ones or some weird 4-big pin ones (see second pic).... what should I do?? Is there some kind of attachment I need to buy?

A:can't connect 3-pin fan connector to mobo

sorry not 7-pin connectors.. they have 9 pins

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Im working wth a computer that lost its power supply. Specs are not needed, my question is very general. Helping troubleshoot via telephone.

Bestbuy brand power supply died. Owner replaced it with a Thermaltake PSU. The system shuts off after heavy usage like gaming and stuff.
Visual inspection shows that the 4 pin ATX connector socket on the mobo next to the CPU has some melted plastic inside it, so the new PSU connector doesnt fit snug.
If the connector is held down with tape, it will stay on longer, but eventually shuts off again.

I was wondering if I could clean the plastic off, or just get a 8" 4 pin extension cable, plug the female end into the new PSU, cut off the male end and solder it to the mobo.
I know that I will have to be careful and make sure nothing will short out. Just wondering if that would be a solid fix or not? Thats the only visible damage. Thanks in advance!

A:Burnt 4 pin 12v ATX connector on mobo

Only if you are experienced, and very good at soldering.
There should be a way of using that extension cable by slightly compressing the socket... and I do mean slightly, just to make the fit more firm.
If you have access to a womans power sander or file that many women use to repair and polish their nails, you might be able to clean up the posts in a way that would be helpful.
As you are aware, be very careful to avoid putting pressure on those posts because the motherboard is very fragile and any pressure offers the risk of damaging the contact between those posts and the board, and that will be extremely difficult to fix...

Be sure to use very good lighting and perhaps a magnifying glass to be sure it is not already damaged.

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I've got a Premio mobo. a 212J, that has an unusual board socket for the power supply.
It's a white plastic socket with the internal pins.(2 banks)
A scan of this board can be seen at:

This is probably a real newbie question but I've never seen a power socket like it.
Thanx in advance.

A:mobo power connector???

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Title says it all pretty much, I'm getting my computer in about 30 or so days and my case has 3 fans on it and my motherboard only has one case fan connector, what can I do besides buying a more expensive motherboard?

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

Any help or advice is appreciated, this is my first build so I'm just trying to figure these things out lol.

A:3 fans 1 connector on mobo, what do i do?

The fans on that case look to have the 5 pin molex connectors . . you can use them instaead of the 3 pin motherboard connector

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Hi! I have broken the connector of the trackpoint when I changed the keyboard of the laptop. As you can see in the image...  Is it a way to replace the "black lock" with another one or another way to solve this messh??! Thanks your suggestions! Christian

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My sister didn't know the video cable "unscrewed" from the back of the PC, so she kept yanking on it. Hence, the onboard video connector broke off from the motherboard (came unsoldered).

emachines.com told me to either replace the motherboard or purchase a PCI or AGP video board. I opted to buy a Radeon 7000 32 MB AGP video board.

When I turned the computer on, I get a black screen. I can not get to the BIOS setup, Windows, etc. Even if I hold down the F8 key, I have no idea what the system is doing, because I can't "see" anything.

The Problem: I can't load the required software for the drivers because I don't have the video working. The PC doesn't know the new AGP board is there when I boot up. All I get is a black screen.

Does anyone know how I can work around this?

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.


A:Onboard graphics connector broken

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The computer store where I purchased my laptop in August has advised that the connector pin in my charger has broken and this has also broken the charging pin in the side of the laptop. The laptop will work when plugged in but will not charge. Surely this is a terrible design fault of the HP charger. Can anyone advice if this is repairable by HP?

View Solution.

A:Charging Pin and Power Connector Broken

Thanks so much for your help.

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I  have dislocated pins on the RJ45 socket on my Yoga 11E 3rd Gen tablet S/N xxxxxxxxxxx.
Is it possible to get this part repaired/replaced anywhere? Would I need to have the motherboard replaced?
Mod edit:  Removed Serial Number to prevent abuse.

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I'm wanting to upgrade to a better mainboard. I don't know much about SATA, but I've been using a SATA I hard drive very successfully through a pci controller card.

My question: If I get a new motherboard with SATA II headers, will it readily accept my SATA I hard drive? I can see how the reverse might not work, that is, not being able to connect a SATA II hard drive in a SATA I header, but maybe I'm wrong on that...?

A:Will SATA II mobo headers accept SATA I drive?

Yes, sata 3gb/s ports(commonly called sata II), are designed to be backward compatible. I'm using a sata I hd on my sata 3gb/s port on my chaintech vnf4/ultra, so yeah, it works.

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I have a DIY box with an Asus P5K-E mobo that provides SATA II ports. I upgraded to a pair of Samsung 850 EVO ssds and naturally got a great speed boost. Now I am getting greedy and thinking about doubling my gains with a SATA III controller card. I have been reading online and I am seeing indications that I may not get much if any speed boost that way. Would those of you experienced with doing what I am contemplating please chime in and tell me if you achieved improvement and if so what card did you use? I am running Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home, one on each ssd, no RAID is involved.

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I recently bought a Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3400833AS 400GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM. I also bought a Galaxy METAL GEAR Metal Gear Box II 3506SASP-Red Aluminum 3.5" USB 2.0 & SATA External Enclosure to put the thing in. All I need now is the RIGHT Sata power connector. I have searched google many times but can't find what I'm looking for. Can anyone answer this thread ASAP? I am in a location that has no economy so going to an electronic store is out of the question.

A:which SATA connector?

See such sites as Cyber Guys... But most online stores have them... in prices ranging from $3.00 to $9.50 for the same thng. There are different qualities and different sizes, but there are basically two.. the SATA connector and the SATA power connector... You can get fancy looking "L" shaped sockets on the ends, and other gimmicks... but the trick is to get as much length as you need so they don't pull apart when you open the case, but not so long (or as cheap) as to deteriorate the signal.

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So I bought an ide p ata to sada tonnector for a old drive i have. When I have it all hooked up, it takes me directly to a screen with a bios registery at start up. I'm kinda confused. please help

A:ide to sata connector

What does this bios screen look like? Does it give you options?

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I just purchased a new laptop with just a 250gb m.2 hard drive on it. It has a available hard drive spot so I installed my spare sandisk 120gb SSD and worked perfectly.

However, I found out the 120gb is not enough so I am planning to upgrade my drive. My question is, does the ssd connector on my laptop the same as a 2.5 SATA hardrive.

Here is my ssd https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandis...ate-drive-for-laptops/5969509.p?skuId=5969509 (just 120gb instead of 250)

Now this is the one im planning to buy https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-blu...-ramp-load-technology/6220725.p?skuId=6220725

I am mainly gonna use it for backup files so speed doesn't matter. Let me know if the connector on my laptop will work on the 2tb sata.

Thank you.

Laptop is cyberpowerpc tracer3.

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I've wanted to know the difference in useing ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector. my mobo and psu both support ATX and ATX 12V. standard atx i kow has been around for awhile. so what the difference?

A:Solved: Mobo Power connector

1.2. Key Changes for ATX12V Version 2.0 and later as Compared with ATX and Pervious Versions of ATX12V Power Supply

This section briefly summarizes the major changes made to this document that now defines ATX12V power supply. With the move to 12V voltage regulators for the processor, ATX guidelines for 5V as main power are no longer provided.

1.2.1. Increased +12 VDC output capability
System components that use 12V are continuing to increase in power. In cases where expected current requirements is greater than 18A a second 12 V rail should be made available. ATX12V power supplies should be designed to accommodate these increased +12 VDC currents.

1.2.2. Minimum Efficiency
Minimum measured efficiency is required to be 70% at full and typical (~50%) load and 60% at light (~20%) load. New recommended guidance has been added to provide direction for future requirements.

† 2.03 is the current version of the ATX Specification as of this writing. Future references to the ATX Specification in this document imply version 2.03 or later, as applicable. ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide 8

1.2.3. Main Power Connector:
The 2 x 10 main power connector has been replaced by a 2 x 12 connector. This was made to support 75 watt PCI Express*requirements. Pinout assignments are based on the SSI recommendation.

With the added 12V, 5V, and 3.3V pins the need for an Aux Power connector is no longer needed and the guidance for this connector has been removed.

1.2.4. Separate current limit for... Read more

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I have a connector on my mobo for USB 2.0, It lists 2 pairs of pins like
5V, 7-, 7+, GND and 5V, 8-, 8+, GND

Then it shows a single pin at the end of the connector labeled NC.

One my USB from panel connector I have 2 sockets matching the 2 pair of pins on the mobo USB connector. Then there is a single wire in the same bundle from the fron panel USB socket with the 2 connectors that is labeled GND. Does the single wire from teh front panel socket that is labeled GNDgo on the mobo pin labled NC?


A:Pinout label on USB mobo connector

I believe that the label NC stands for No Connection.

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I have a hiper modular psu, and the asus A8N-Sli premium mobo, in the antec p180 case, for anyone who has a similar set up (or has just used that case in fact) has probably noticed getting the 12v 4 pin atx connector from the psu (in bottom left hand corner) to the ATX slot (in my case the top left hand corner), is kindof hard unless you have a rather long cable (espesically as with the case layout you have to slide it through pretty much the middle of the case). Anyway this wasnt really a problem for me until I bought a new sound card and the fact that the cable is tought across all my spare pci slots is suddenly rather annoying, basically I either need to extend the original cable, convert a molex into the 4pin 12v ATx cable, or buy a whole new cable thats a bit longer (as the PSU's modular). Feedback on how to do either of these (or which is best) would be greatly appreciated (even just a website to buy the parts from would be great as I can't find one anywere) as having a soundcard sitting on my desk is rather annoying, to think i could be fragging in surround sound

A:4 Pin 12V atx connector to mobo isnt long enough

I'd go with an extenstion since all you need is a little more slack.

Found one at this UK site Maplin.co.uk
I don't know where you're posting from, but there's likely to be a retailer that has a similar item near you.

EDIT: Doh, just noticed they're out of stock.
Lots of extentions here: performance-pcs.com

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Hi, i have a http://www.fic.com.tw/product/motherboard/INTEL/VG33.aspx and i dont know where the case connector plugs go (power on, h.d.d led, speakers) I dont have any manuals or cd's, just the mobo.

A:Need to know where case connector plugs go on new mobo.

Go HERE and download the manual.

Regards Howard

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Okay I've searched up and down the web and can't find anything about this connector.

First off this is a 300-watt Compaq PSU from a Presario 7000 Desktop.

This Compaq computer won't power up. When I installed a standard ATX-12 PSU, the green light on the mobo came on but because most ATX-12 PSU's don't come with this very proprietary connector the computer failed to boot up. The CPU fan didn't even twitch. But the mobo green light AND the PWR LED on the front of the case lit up. Neither lights came on with the original Compaq PSU.

This connector is white and labeled "P8" and is a 6-conductor white plug. The overall size is similar to the power connectors you plug into your hard drive and other IDE devices. It looks like an oversized floppy drive connector. The wiring colors are: Red, Orange, Orange, Black, Black, Black.

I've traced the wires and here's where they go to the PSU's circuit board:

Red - connects to the same red lead on the IDE power connectors
Orange - connects to the same orange leads on the main power (mobo) connector
Black - connects to what looks like the PSU's chassis ground.

It looks pretty straight forward and I could probably modify a standard ATX-12 PSU to a Compaq PSU by snipping off this 6-conductor plug and splicing into a generic PSU's standard wiring.

But before I attempt this, is there anyone out there that knows the pin configuration on a standard/g... Read more

A:Compaq PSU 6-pin connector plugs onto Mobo near IDE

This link may be of some use to you possibly.

If not, i have opened up and rewired many psu's.


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My motherboard is a model Ms-6330 Ver: 2.1 (Microstar) but it also has the gateway part number 2512595. I am currently relocating this motherboard to a brand new case that I just bought and I ran into a problem. The front panel connectors (power switch, led, hdd led, etc) go onto the motherboard in a certain area where there are 15 pins. Unfortunately I have no idea which connectors connect to which pins. Can someone help me? (Maybe someone with the same motherboard/problem). All I need is a way to identify the pins and make sure I don't like accidently fry my motherboard. Thanks a lot! -Andrew C.

A:Front Panel Connector on Mobo

For starters, have you checked your manual? Also, look on the m/b...in really tiny abbreviated letters you should be able to see where these go (you may see "pw switch"...."HDD ACT"........i know when i was installing my connectors, i got most of them wrong..but dont worry..no frying of the motherboard.....if the connector is in the right place but no light from the LED..try reversing the cable........the easiest cables to place are the pw switch and the reset..as you can test these easily....good luck

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