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I did something stupid and lost a piece.

There is adapter in HP's dv2310us that connects the sata hard disk to the motherboard. It is a right angle connector from female sata (w/ power) to a spade header on the motherboard. I'm beginning to think this thing is a proprietary hp adapter.

HP's parts store for this model doesn't have anything. (Unless its included in the phrase "- With bracket.") Otherwise I'm having difficulty coming up with a name or search term that matches.

What is the connector called or where should I be looking for a replacement of this doohickey?

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The lost piece is called a HDD Caddy or Adapter. Still haven't located the lost piece... (grumble)

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Located the piece... –  greyDrifter Dec 14 '09 at 22:31
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Is it that one maybe?

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It's called SATA Hard Drive Connector.

This is a laptop's HD caddy, I don't think that you meant that.

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Your right that the that caddy is the wrong word to use, I blatantly copied the item description from the "source" link. The one you have posted is similar to the item I was looking for, a little work with a file and usable. –  greyDrifter Dec 14 '09 at 12:24
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Cool. Tell me how it goes and if I helped. –  Saxtus Dec 14 '09 at 13:08
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