HD pin bent...trouble?


L

lucky

I was putting in my new m/b today and wanted to use the new cables that
came with it. When I went to put them on, I had a hard time and
discovered that, looking from the rear, the bottom left most pin had
obviously be smashed into the left side and hadn't been plugged into the
old cable. I had no problems with the computer previously so I'm
wondering if that pin is really necessary and what it does?

I did straighten it out carefully and wiggled a new cable on but can't
test it due to me not realizing I need a new power supply and will get
one tomorrow.

I guess if the HD does indeed work, I should just never remove that IDE
cable. But if it doesn't work, am I in trouble? and would there be any
other way to fix it?
 
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J

Justice Gustine

lucky said:
I was putting in my new m/b today and wanted to use the new cables that
came with it. When I went to put them on, I had a hard time and
discovered that, looking from the rear, the bottom left most pin had
obviously be smashed into the left side and hadn't been plugged into the
old cable. I had no problems with the computer previously so I'm
wondering if that pin is really necessary and what it does?

I did straighten it out carefully and wiggled a new cable on but can't
test it due to me not realizing I need a new power supply and will get
one tomorrow.

I guess if the HD does indeed work, I should just never remove that IDE
cable. But if it doesn't work, am I in trouble? and would there be any
other way to fix it?
Lucky indeed.

Lower leftmost pin - #40 one of several ground connections.
 

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