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[X260] Need SATA cable

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[X260] Need SATA cable

#1 Post by Nickolai » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:30 pm

I need a replacement SATA cable for an X260 laptop. Can anyone point me in a direction where I can obtain it, and maybe tell me the corresponding part number? How widely is the cable compatible with other ThinkPad's (maybe I can salvage the working cable from other models)?

My brother has bought a X260 last fall off-corporate lease (TYPE 20F5-S17WOK 16/06), wiped clean. It worked fine, until one day it started giving away intermittent boot errors, then stopped booting altogether.
It still boots Ubuntu from a USB stick, and Memtest86+ runs fine, so I thought it must be an SSD that gave up the ghost. So I bought and installed a new SSD. Same thing.
Now, it occured to me that I should have connected SSD to a SATA port of my desktop computer - and sure enough, both old and new SSD pass the diagnostic check.
Should be the cable, then. Though I wonder how could it become damaged up there inside the laptop, if it wasn't tampered with?


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Re: [X260] Need SATA cable

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:16 am

By the looks of it, cables from X240/X250 (both use 04X0864 or 04X0865) and X270 (01HW968) could very well fit in your X260 (01AW442).

Those wires are very thin and one could easily break after 1 (mis)use.
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