[QUOTE=Whappo;2160821]You have to be a master at soldering to try and fix the pins. Some people have tried putting the pin in the cable end and try to make contact with the drive end. I don’t know what kind of success they’ve had. Pins 3-18 are data pins, you will need those to try to recover anything on this disk.
I’m always curious when people say it just stopped working, in this case the bios just stopped recognizing the disk. Something changed somewhere at some time. a power surge?, a good bump?, dust build-up?, heat?, maybe the drive just died?.
Anyway, good luck with this, I know what a pain it can be, but you might have to spend some money if the data on the drive is important to you.[/QUOTE]
It’s possible I made it stop working when unplugging and re-plugging the IDE cable. How could I install pins inside the IDE cable? I’ve never done soldering before and probably don’t have the equipment for it. Which pins are 3 - 18?