Possibly fried HDD with wrong jumper pin selection help needed please  


  1. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 64bit
       #1

    Possibly fried HDD with wrong jumper pin selection help needed please


    I think that I may have inserted the jumper pins in my Seagate Barracuda 500gb IDE in the wrong position.
    Should the jumper pins be in cable select or master?
    On the written guide label it shows cable select AND master on slave off
    The DVD is on its own ribbon cable going into it's own IDE port on the motherboard IDE 2
    The HDD shows on the motherboard as IDE 1
    With me possibly inserting pins in the wrong order will I have fried the HDD.
    If so what do you recommend as recovery software and which pin order should it be
    The are only two ribbon cables DVD & HDD.
    I look forward to your comments
    Kind regards
    Tony
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  2. Posts : 30,336
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    sheffieldyorky said:
    With me possibly inserting pins in the wrong order will I have fried the HDD....
    Wow, it's been a long time since I've worked with IDE drives. No, a jumper in the wrong position shouldn't 'fry' the drive, it just means it won't work untill the jumper is corrected. These manuals may help....

    Seagate manual: https://www.seagate.com/support/disc...100402370a.pdf

    Asus P5E3 manual:

    It appears that when using a single drive on the cable, either CS or Master should work....
    Code:
                     Drive jumper setting        Mode of device(s)   Cable connector
     Single device   Cable-Select or Master              -            Black
    Asus P5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP@n User Manual | Page 54 / 200
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    Posts : 2,221
    W10 Pro 22H2
       #3

    Yeah. Good times. Not

    And then there is the proper connector on the 80 pin ribbon cable. One is wired for Master, the other for Slave. If you use Cable Select I think I recall you can connect the hard drive to either, but if you jumper it to Master you need use the Master connector.
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  4. Posts : 1,257
    win10 PRO on 5 PC's and Linux mint
       #4

    That will not damage a drive. Reversing IDE cable will not damage a drive.
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  5. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    IDE Problem Now solved


    Hi there guys & gals
    Many thanks to all who contributed to my thread.
    The background to this I acquired this desktop and in transporting something became dislodged I could hear something rattling as I drove along the motorway I did not / could not stop, taking the idea there would be nothing that I could do till I got back.
    So when I eventually did get back I took off the side of the desktop and found the HDD on the bottom of the case and the ribbon dangling and believe or not I found on the motherboard a black jumper which I took to have originated from the HDD.
    Now after your valuable advice I find that I have a copy of XP DEEP JOY
    Once again many thanks to all

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    sdowney717 said:
    That will not damage a drive. Reversing IDE cable will not damage a drive.
    I did NOT reverse the ribbon cable

    Beside there is a keyway i.e. a blank area and a keyway on the cable that does not allow wrong insertion
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  6. Posts : 1,257
    win10 PRO on 5 PC's and Linux mint
       #6

    sheffieldyorky said:
    Hi there guys & gals
    Many thanks to all who contributed to my thread.
    The background to this I acquired this desktop and in transporting something became dislodged I could hear something rattling as I drove along the motorway I did not / could not stop, taking the idea there would be nothing that I could do till I got back.
    So when I eventually did get back I took off the side of the desktop and found the HDD on the bottom of the case and the ribbon dangling and believe or not I found on the motherboard a black jumper which I took to have originated from the HDD.
    Now after your valuable advice I find that I have a copy of XP DEEP JOY
    Once again many thanks to all

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    I did NOT reverse the ribbon cable

    Beside there is a keyway i.e. a blank area and a keyway on the cable that does not allow wrong insertion
    on new cables yes. I have some old cables that dont have an index. except for a red edge stripe
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