Yesterday I got a computer that had a broken HDD. I had a 2.5 "HDD, so I decided to install it in computer, but it's too small, so i put it in 3,5" HDD case as follows:
-broken HDD (3,5")
-workable HDD (2,5")
-2,5" to 3,5" PATA HDD adapter (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=%09+2.5%22+HD+to+3.5%22+IDE+Hard+Drive+HDD+Adapter&_sacat=See-All-Categories)
-a smal saw
WARNING, do not squeeze, bang or shock HDD, otherwise you will break it!
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Step 1: Disassembling HDD
To disassemble the HDD you need to unscrew the top screws and remove the top cover.
The steps are shown in Figures.
Step 2: Cutting a Piece of Case for Connectors
To connect the drive we need the connectors, so we have to cut a piece of the case:
Step 3: Cutting the Thread
To make sure that the connector does not move, we have drilled two holes and tighten it:
Step 4: Done!
When you made the previous steps, your hdd sould look just like one on the picture, then just put back the cover and screw back the screws.
Step 5: Try It!
to try it, just connect the HDD on computer!