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Old 03-03-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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ssd sata cable

does anyone else have problems with their sata cable coming disconnected during normal use?

this has happened to me alot lately, the system becomes unresponsive and eventually crashes, and then the bios wont even see the drive until i open the case and wiggle it a bit.

the cable has always felt a little loose on it, but this is getting ridiculous.

any advice?

edit: i have tried every cable i have and they all are loose on the plug.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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This has never happened to me before. Does this occur with every drive or just this one?
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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does anyone else have problems with their sata cable coming disconnected during normal use?

this has happened to me alot lately, the system becomes unresponsive and eventually crashes, and then the bios wont even see the drive until i open the case and wiggle it a bit.

the cable has always felt a little loose on it, but this is getting ridiculous.

any advice?

edit: i have tried every cable i have and they all are loose on the plug.
I totally feel you. Last time this happened I got so frustrated, I glued the cable to the sata port on the mobo. I could never understand why it did this, and did not find a solution other than gluing. That was on my last build, and I have not had this problem lately, but I remember it driving me mad.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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Never had this issue.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:08 AM   #5
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Glued to motherboard LOL. You have to be joking. You can get SATA cables with retention clips. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812123163

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Old 03-04-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
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This has never happened to me before. Does this occur with every drive or just this one?
just this drive, the ssd in my sig

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I totally feel you. Last time this happened I got so frustrated, I glued the cable to the sata port on the mobo. I could never understand why it did this, and did not find a solution other than gluing. That was on my last build, and I have not had this problem lately, but I remember it driving me mad.
in no way did i mention my mobo, lol, glue on the mobo, really,

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Glued to motherboard LOL. You have to be joking. You can get SATA cables with retention clips. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812123163

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all my sata cables look like that, and have those retention clips, they just wont hold this drive for some reason.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #7
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Rip a piece of paper to fit inside the sata cable, bend the paper around the back and plug the cable into the ssd. This should help wedge it on. Make sure you don't bend the paper around the side with the contacts.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:03 PM   #8
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hmmm, i will have to try that
thanks man
i will post back tonight with results, and a few days later to see if it worked as a solution lol
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:06 PM   #9
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Hard drive's SATA hole is loose (what a whore ). Happened on one of my drives too. Actually the plastic tabs that holds the retaining clips are broken so the cable will come out easily. As suggested you might want to fab up some sort of shim to put around the SATA connecter so its more tight in there.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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Had a girlfriend once..... Naah. You don't wanna hear about that.....

I've had the same thing happen. I tried to shim it with paper but they're ALWAYS in nearly totally inaccessable places. I threw a rubberband around it and went around the port with it. Looked tacky but it worked for what I needed at the moment.

So did the GF...
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #11
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[quote=un4givn85;4079961]just this drive, the ssd in my sig



in no way did i mention my mobo, lol, glue on the mobo, really,QUOTE]

I know I just thought I would mention it because they were lose, and that was the only thing I could think of to fix it. Yes I know glue on mobo, but it worked, and never messed up again. lol
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A little piece of gorilla tape should help. Glue isn't a bad idea as long as it's not permanent.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:24 PM   #13
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Glued to motherboard LOL. You have to be joking. You can get SATA cables with retention clips. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812123163

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Mine had retention clips. Thats what ****ed me off.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:14 AM   #14
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well, i wedged a piece of paper in between the drive and the plug on the no contact side, and its on there good now, i will report back if it happens again.

thanks for the suggestion xdownsetx.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:50 AM   #15
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Duct tape ?
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:09 AM   #16
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Duct tape ?
its funny you mention that, i had some packing tape on it for awhile and that wasnt working, couldnt get it to hold right

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well, knock on wood, but all is good so far, usually i would have had to open the case and fix the cable again, so i think it has been at least temporarily fixed, thanks to all who helped

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Old 03-07-2013, 12:09 PM   #17
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100 MPH tape held the hood and most of our stock car racer. Used it everywhere, patched hoses, wrapped around anything slippery you name it, and it stayed put.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:53 PM   #18
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so i dont know if its related to what i had going on, but this freakin drive failed again!!!!
im sending it to adata, and maybe third times the charm and this one will work great, who knows.
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