Go Back   Tech Support Forum > Hardware Support > Motherboards, Bios & CPU

broken SATA connector on motherboard

This is a discussion on broken SATA connector on motherboard within the Motherboards, Bios & CPU forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Hi, The computer is an Acer x1200 (-B1601-A) desktop, running Vista Home Premium. The connector on the motherboard where the


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-11-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
OS: Vista



Hi,

The computer is an Acer x1200 (-B1601-A) desktop, running Vista Home Premium.

The connector on the motherboard where the SATA hard drive cable connects is broken.

Trying to find out is there is a fix or an alternate way around this problem, besides replacing the motherboard.

Can another connector be bought? Is there another SATA hard drive connector on the motherboard that can be used, possibly one for an additional hard drive? Could an SATA interface card be used, and bypass
the motherboard connector entirely?

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

__________________
acybersleuth is offline  
Old 05-11-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7
OS: Vista Ultimate 32-bit



I've got 4 SATA connectors on my Asus P5K-E motherboard, so it's likely that you've probably got another one on yours (should be right next to the broken one).

If not, there are PCI (and PCI Express) cards that have SATA connections in case your motherboard were to come without them.

http://www.satacard.com/

That site might help you out a bit.
__________________
dehrman88 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is on
Smilies are on
[IMG] code is on
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Post a Question


» Site Navigation
 > FAQ
  > 10.0.0.2


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:33 PM.


Copyright 2001 - 2014, Tech Support Forum

Windows 7 - Windows XP - Windows Vista - Trojan Removal - Spyware Removal - Virus Removal - Networking - Security - Top Web Hosts