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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3540 on: January 15, 2017, 10:04:35 PM »
I got that cable out, but still can't get to the last hard drive screw.

Screenshot of the screw I can't reach: http://take.ms/ZcDuK

How else can i get out the hard drive? Can post more pics, just let me know which angle to take them from, TY!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3541 on: January 15, 2017, 10:07:06 PM »
It looks like it's between that cable and the hard drive, can you push down on it?
That is definitely it. You should push that down and shift the hard drive cage up.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3542 on: January 15, 2017, 10:08:06 PM »
Don't have an opinion in this matter. (I wouldn't answer since I don't know. But since your referring to me I'd at least inform you that I don't know personally which of them are good.)
Okay. Really appreciate all of your help though.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3543 on: January 15, 2017, 10:08:29 PM »
That is definitely it. You should push that down and shift the hard drive cage up.
It looks like it's between that cable and the hard drive, can you push down on it?
Ahhh, didn't realize you were talking about that metal tab! I just pushed it and the hard drive cage came right out.

Thanks both of you!!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3544 on: January 15, 2017, 10:18:49 PM »
Okay, now I'm working on installing it in my new Dell XPS 8900. I got the hard drive into the cage, underneath the new hard drive it came with.

It looks like there are many data cables, but only one power cable (it's blue). Does that make sense?
http://take.ms/LwI7p

Or is there another one somewhere that's not blue?

TY!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3545 on: January 15, 2017, 10:21:35 PM »
Okay, now I'm working on installing it in my new Dell XPS 8900. I got the hard drive into the cage, underneath the new hard drive it came with.

It looks like there are many data cables, but only one power cable (it's blue). Does that make sense?
http://take.ms/LwI7p

Or is there another one somewhere that's not blue?

TY!
The blue one has the wide connector like this?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3546 on: January 15, 2017, 10:25:56 PM »
The blue one has the wide connector like this?

Not sure if it's the same, or similar: http://take.ms/sCPXy
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3547 on: January 15, 2017, 10:27:48 PM »
Not sure if it's the same, or similar: http://take.ms/sCPXy

No. This is the small SATA cable, which is the data cable. The power cable is wider than that, like the one in my picture, and usually, come out of four colored wires.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3548 on: January 15, 2017, 10:29:04 PM »
No. This is the small SATA cable, which is the data cable. The power cable is wider than that, like the one in my picture, and usually, come out of four colored wires.
Ah, okay. The other cable has a wider connector and 5 wires coming out of it. That's the one that there are like 5 of.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3549 on: January 15, 2017, 10:29:12 PM »
You can borrow the orange one from the optical drive, the only difference is the color on the outside of the cable
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3550 on: January 15, 2017, 10:30:04 PM »
You can borrow the orange one from the optical drive, the only difference is the color on the outside of the cable
Oh great! Do I just pull it out, or is there a catch somewhere?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3551 on: January 15, 2017, 10:30:49 PM »
Oh great! Do I just pull it out, or is there a catch somewhere?
Just pull.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3552 on: January 15, 2017, 10:32:30 PM »
Just pull.
Awesome! Next step: turn it on and pray :)

Thanks so much both of you, for your help with this!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3553 on: January 15, 2017, 10:33:19 PM »
You can borrow the orange one from the optical drive, the only difference is the color on the outside of the cable
And if you want to have it sitting in your new PC permanently, then just take this cable out of your old broken PC.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3554 on: January 15, 2017, 10:36:20 PM »
And if you want to have it sitting in your new PC permanently, then just take this cable out of your old broken PC.
Perfect, that was going to be my next question :)
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