Having problems with your Gateway Solo 5300 Notebook ?

Trying to install a Samsung PATA 160GB HD in my recently bought ued Solo 5300.I see no cables etc, just some pins at the back of the HD slot. Do I need to take the whole unit apart to get at any cables? The HD does not just slide in and hook up with the pins at the rear it seems. I also have no jumpers if needed. Larry


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PATA technology using a parallel data cable to be connected to the hdd and then internal power cable.As per your description its seems this being a new computer it does not have the option to connect old PATA hdd. It must be having SATA technology. Need to get SATA hdd. Good Luck.
There is an adaptor on the rear of the old hard drive, remove it (just pulls off) and attach to the new hard drive then inset in hd slot.
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