magictrick

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  1. I'm just not too keen on soldering wires, never done it before and I don't want to mess anything up. You don't need to solder anything. Either do the Nokia cable one or look at this: and this one: Thanks for the info. I've been so busy lately and had no time to further look into this. However, in the next couple of days I'll look into it and order the part that I need. Its good to know no soldering is required!
  2. I'm just not too keen on soldering wires, never done it before and I don't want to mess anything up.
  3. Hi there, I've been reading through this massive thread as recently my Seagate hard drive just stopped working. No longer recognized in BIOS, like it doesn't exist. I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500gb HD. This is my one and only hard drive on the desktop so its the one I use to boot the OS (Windows XP). I've read through many posts and I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the information. I would like to use the SchmartBoard approach in order to avoid the soldering as I don't have the iron and feel uneasy using it on wires (no experience doing this at all). Is one method better than the others (Phone cable vs Serial converter vs SchmartBoard)? What steps from the original post change if using the SchmartBoard? I tried finding the answer while reading through the posts but as you can imagine 126 pages of posts makes this quite difficult. Would Frys be the only place to get this SchmartBoard? I assume I probably couldn't pick it up at the local computer hardware store. Thanks.