|I just got through soldering a hdd connector in and it works great. It was quite hard to do but this was the first hack I've ever done, not to mention the first time I've ever soldered. If your interested in doing the soldering for the hdd your going to need a 15 watt soldering iron. I tried a 30 watt at first and it was very hard but the 15 watt made it alot easier. As for the parts, wire, IDC 44 pin header, and resistor, their kinda hard to find. I know where to get them, it took me about two days to find everything. If your interested in getting those parts just let me know and I sell you some extras I had. By the way the wire is 32 AWG and is teflon coated (very hard to find), this wire wound up costing me 2 weeks and 40 dollars for just a hundred feet. The wire was only like 11 or 12 dollars but after shipping and handling it came out to a little over 40 bucks. I was pissed! Anyways, if you would be interested in buying the parts from me I'll help you get everything up and running. |
I'm thinking of making a "how to" for the laptop HDD mod, one that is a little easier to read and understand.(No offense Rob, you helped me out alot. I'm very thankful to you, I know I had to have been getting on your nerves but you hung in there with me till it worked. Thanks again!)
If you don't want to do any hacking, I would like to buy your IA-1. If your interested send me some mail. Also, if you want the parts e-mail me for a price and I'll tell you what all your going to need.
My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org