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Offline skn

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Removing SATA power cable
« on: February 05, 2016, 09:50:58 pm »
It looks like Mede8er 500X2 SATA power cable is spewing out smoke and of course the unit won't work. It looks like the disk itself is not spoilt. Does anyone know what kind of SATA power cable I need to buy to replace it?

Also, it looks like the power cable end that connect to the motherboard is pretty tightly connected to the board. Is there any trick to disconnecting it without damaging the pins?

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Re: Removing SATA power cable
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 08:39:13 am »
There has to be a reason why the cable got hot enough to start burning. That may not be solved by changing the cable. If there is no obvious break in the cable creating a short, its a sign that the on board power circuit is supplying too much juice to the sata port due to a significant fault.

As for removing...use a jewellers flat bladed screwdriver and gently push between plug and board at one end, and twist, just a little. Then move to the other end and repeat. Once its raised you should be able to remove it. Don't use some huge DIY screwdriver....
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 09:11:15 am by jer1956 »

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Re: Removing SATA power cable
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2016, 02:33:23 pm »
Thanks. Do you know what kind of SATA cable is to be used? It is definitely not a SATA MOLEX cable. Any idea what is the type of the other end?

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Re: Removing SATA power cable
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 03:09:44 pm »
Its a standard ribbon cable connector for that size of ribbon cable. You would have to get a ribbon cable and add the two connectors needed. Most sata cables now use thick cable, not standard ribbon cable. You can't add ribbon cable connectors to those.

You could contact Mede8er NL and ask if they have a replacement.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 05:53:44 pm by jer1956 »

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Re: Removing SATA power cable
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 01:10:08 pm »
Thanks. Decided to upgrade and bought the MED800X3D before it ran out and just swapped the disk and voila it works :D