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    Broken SATA Power Connector

    So I've been adding the new parts to my computer today since all of my stuff has finally come. Everything went well pretty much, although I've found out my old RAM isn't going to play nice with my new RAM, so I'm stuck with 8GB, but the new GPU is great. Unfortunately something went very wrong. The new power supply I got has four SATA power connectors. If you've built a computer you might know that often, these cables have a second cable that comes from the first. So basically, you get two SATA cables coming from the PSU, each with two SATA connectors.

    However, there isn't a lot of length between the end of the first SATA connector on these cables and the second one. It was a very tight squeeze to get my hard drives connected up (two of them, both SATA) and unfortunately, the weak plastic on one of the connectors broke! Fortunately I was able to use the second cable and get both of the hard drives connected fine, but now I only have three SATA power cables that will stay in the ports properly, since the one with the broken plastic end is too loose.

    I have a new DVD drive, and I was meaning to have two connected, but now I can only have one. The first thing that came to mind was using super glue to glue the broken piece of plastic back on, but this would be tricky, and if the computer got particularly hot, isn't there a risk of the superglue melting? Yeeeaah, I don't want to go down that route. I was thinking of finally ordering some Sugru and giving that a shot! (I recommend watching some videos about it.) I'm open to any other suggestions.
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    RE: Broken SATA Power Connector

    Get longer SATA cables. I've got several lying around the house because of the fact that they end up too short or too long (yes, such a thing exists).

    Also, congratulations on the new PC.
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    RE: Broken SATA Power Connector

    I'm not talking about SATA cables. (Though I've ordered a few already yesterday.) I'm talking about the power cables for SATA devices that come from the PSU. One of these connectors is broken. The SATA cables themselves go from the mobo to the device. The power cables go from the PSU to the device. I probably didn't make myself clear.
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    RE: Broken SATA Power Connector

    Can you replace the cables? If not then try your Sugru idea and if that fails I'd find either another SATA Power cable or a new PSU. Altertnativly I believe you can find a small power shuttle thing. I can't remeber what they're called but they can power HDDs, DVD drives. Anything that uses SATA Power cables.
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    RE: Broken SATA Power Connector

    Nope, the power cables actually come from inside the power supply. I think I'll order the Sugru. I've got some pretty cool ideas for mods I can make with the stuff anyway.
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