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Unread 23 Oct 2008, 19:21   #1
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Ide?

I had a HP Pavillion ZV5000 laptop. After three years of pertty much continual use power unit burnt out.

This is very expensive to fix.

So I've taken out the hard disk and bought (as advised by a man in a PC shop on Tottenham Court Road) a 2.5" IDE case to put it in.

The connector doesn't seem to fit.

A couple of hours ago I got this:

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Originally Posted by Fujitsu Technical Support
The MHT2040AT PL model supports IDE, please feel free to visit our Web Site link below for more information.

Regards,

Andre Martell
Hotline Technical Support
FUJITSU EUROPE LIMITED. Hayes Park Central,
It looks like this (only 40Gb model) and it doesn't look like the SATA images I've seen today.



This is the case.

It is 40Gb and HP give this Spare Part Number: 350210-001

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Unread 24 Oct 2008, 09:41   #2
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Re: Ide?

is the connector for the drive case smaller than that on the drive itself, or the other way around?
They should both be long blocks with lots of pins/holes
Looking at the image it looks like you have a 3.5" sized ide interface on the drive itself which is a bit unusual.
This being the case you will either need a 3.5"->2.5" IDE adaptor, or a 3.5" drive caddy, or you could just simply plug that drive into your PC with a regular ide cable without any need for a drive caddy in the first place
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Re: Ide?

I'd have just slaved it to my PC, like Phil suggested. The IDE adaptors aren't cheap (about 25). Stupid question..but have you got the IDE connector upside down?
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Re: Ide?

I'll get a picture later, but basically. The drive connectors look like ||||||||||||

The connector looks like
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Re: Ide?

ok..theres this as well in case you dont want an enclosure

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nexons-SATA-...bxgy_ce_text_b
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Re: Ide?

It wasn't in the original thread, but this is the connector on the case. My hard disk simply doesn't have the connectors to go into it.
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It wasn't in the original thread, but this is the connector on the case. My hard disk simply doesn't have the connectors to go into it.
do you have a closeup of the connectors on the drive?
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Re: Ide?

you're saying that case connector doesnt fit the picture you showed? they look like they could spoon they're so identical

Case

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make sure you arent slotting the drive in upside down
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Re: Ide?

Thanks, but I finally managed to get it right. There was an adaptor on the connectors on the hard disk. Took it off and itworked fine.
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