Trick for the SSD to 1.8" PATA upgrade

Discussion in 'Modding and Customization' started by pr0teus, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. pr0teus


    Dec 31, 2008
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    I just finished installing a 1.8" 60GB Toshiba HDD (MK6028GAL), and had trouble with re-using the ZIF cable from the SSD. A few of the contacts at the HD side actually broke, so after a few minutes I came up with this idea:

    1) Cut cable where the contacts stop, leaving a clean end with no visible contacts.
    2) Lightly and carefully file away the insulation exposing a new set of contacts. Make sure that there is no insulation left on the newly explosed contacts, but be careful not to file off the contacts too.
    3) Clean and polish with a cloth.
    4) Insert, and away you go!

    I just finished installing Win7 Public Beta on it and it works perfectly! It's a last ditch effort if you accidentally destroyed your ZIF cable, but it works. :D
    pr0teus, Jan 13, 2009
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