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Loose data cable, is it supposed to be like this?

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So it says loose cable but I'm pretty sure it's a problem with my hard drive. So the data cable that connects to my hard drive is super loose (the end plugged into the hard drive). If I pick up my hdd with the cable dangling below it and gently wriggle the hdd the cable will fall out. I tried putting the same connector in my mother board and it clipped in fine. I'm using a Seagate barracuda 2.5" drive. I'm wondering if it's not supposed to clip in since it would normally go in a laptop?

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Just now, Slottr said:

Get a different sata cable, it should click and lock the cable into the drive.

My motherboard came with 4 sata cables, it's the same story with all of them :/

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Just now, Snipergod87 said:

Not all SATA drives especially 2.5" ones have support for locking connectors.

So... Electrical tape?

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I wouldn't really call it loose if you have to suspend the whole drive and wiggle it to get it to fall out.  You could electrical tape it in, but I don't see why you should have to.

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11 minutes ago, Swarlos said:

I wouldn't really call it loose if you have to suspend the whole drive and wiggle it to get it to fall out.  You could electrical tape it in, but I don't see why you should have to.

No, I'm holding the drive and the cable is dangling and the weight of the cable (<1ft) is putting it out of place. When I try and press the cable down flat against the case to put the panel on it starts to come out of the drive

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You could try messing around with wire ties so that the cable is already locked in place before pressing the panel on it.  There's also a precedent for using hot glue to keep the connector in place, but I haven't ever done it so someone else may be able to help you with that.

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