Asus SATA cable keeps coming loose.

  Mister Splendid 20:15 08 Mar 04

I have an Asus A7V600 M/board with a Western Digital Raptor connected via the supplied Asus SATA cable. This cable is not a tight fit and several times, in the few months I have been using these parts, the plugs have moved a little and needed reseating as the hard drive then loses communication with the m/board. Has anyone else had the same problem and found a solution. Especially a brand of cable that fits better and stays connected. It is most often the m/board end that moves, but not always. Whatever I do to fix this must leave the cable easily disconnected.

  slimbo51 20:28 08 Mar 04

Used a bit of Blue tack before now to hold old dodgy cards in position.

Might well work with cables.

Worth a try....?

  Chegs ® 20:46 08 Mar 04

I found it was one of the hdd sockets that was smaller than the other hdd's,so used a bit of blue tack to hold it steady(read it in previous posts)It still disconnects,but nowhere near as often(even when my puter has been winding me up,and I give it a swift kick) ;-)

  Mister Splendid 18:57 17 Mar 04

I am a bit dubious about using Blutack because the oils it cintains may contaminate the contacts. However, a small piece of adhesive tape seems to be working ok, for now. What I was hoping though, was that someone might know of a brand of sata cable that does not come loose.

  radi8or 19:55 17 Mar 04

Mister Splendid

Check out here

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Western Digital own cable specially made not to come loose, spose it depends which end is dislodging

Regards Bob

  radi8or 20:00 17 Mar 04

sorry wrong link tryclick here

Regards Bob

  radi8or 20:03 17 Mar 04

Mister Splendid

sorry link not working go ebuyer search Western Digital all products cable is on page 3 about half way down.

Regards Bob

  Mister Splendid 20:39 17 Mar 04

Especially as the drive giving me trouble is a Western Digital Raptor.

  radi8or 20:46 17 Mar 04

glad you found it ok

my pleasure

Regards Bob

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