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Laptop Hard Drive (I think power) Pins BROKEN !!! Please Help!!

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So basically I have a laptop and one of the (I think power) pins broke ( check yourself on the image ) . Is this problem fixable as that laptop is fairly good and I would like to be able to use it . Thx for the help !!
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It appears one broke off the motherboard? You need to re-solder the pin, that will take some skill. Know anyone who may be able to help you?
 

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It appears one broke off the motherboard? You need to re-solder the pin, that will take some skill. Know anyone who may be able to help you?
Is that all you have to do ?? I dont know anyone though. Can't do it myself because that pin is so tiny. Way too hard. Is there any other way of powering the hard drive ??
 
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Is that all you have to do ?? I dont know anyone though. Can't do it myself because that pin is so tiny. Way too hard. Is there any other way of powering the hard drive ??
Really hard to say what pin you broke, it looks like a 30-pin connector. If it does go to the hard drive, it's probably an IDE interface? I'm sure some brands provide power and data through the same cable, while others have separate data and power. Can't tell. You need a pro.
 

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Really hard to say what pin you broke, it looks like a 30-pin connector. If it does go to the hard drive, it's probably an IDE interface? I'm sure some brands provide power and data through the same cable, while others have separate data and power. Can't tell. You need a pro.
Will breaking one pin cause all the rest to not work ?? The hard drive is a Hitachi (dont remember exactly what model). And I think I broke something much worse than hard drive power !! The cable that the pins were connected to was a cable to connect the mainboard to the soundboard !! Link= http://www.pchub.com/uph/laptop/72-59965-11780/Fujitsu-SIEMENS-Amilo-L7320-Various-Item.html !
 
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That link appears to be for a 15 pin audio cable?
 

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30 pins on the mainboard but the cable only uses 15, yes. It goes from the mainboard to the soundboard with usb 2.0 ports and the headphone and mic jacks.