In this chapter of the PB1400 saga
, I tried to install a IDE CompactFlash adapter. It was going perfectly until I realized that there was either a stopper or a pin stuck inside my ribbon cable. I can't seem to get it out with any tweezers or sewing pins that I have tried. Further examination of the original hard drive reveals that there are indeed only 43 pins, but there doesn't seem to be any hole where another one would have gone. The pin in question is the thirteenth from the left on the bottom row, assuming that you are looking directly at the pins, labeled side of the drive facing upward. How should I go about getting this out? Or should I just buy a new cable? It's just a standard 44-pin IDE cable. I'd rather not go through the first 120 pages of the service manual dismantling it if possible. Thanks in advance.