[SOLVED] Laptop cable in the way of mSATA drive

Apr 22, 2019
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There is room in my laptop for an mSATA drive, but one of the cables for the fan appears to be in the way, I have attached an image with the cable circled in red.



The cable can be seen stopping the mSATA drive from attaching to the motherboard correctly.



I am able to move the cable underneath the drive, but this solution leaves the cable pushing up against the drive, as seen below.


Is it a problem that the cable presses against the underside of the drive? If so, is there some other way for me to overcome this issue? I've noticed that a few cables appear to be coming from the fan region, is it necessary to have them all plugged in?

Specs:
Laptop
Model: MSI GE60 0ND
Motherboard model: MS-16GA
SSD: Samsung V-NAND SSD 860 EVO mSATA
 

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it looks like the cable should be routed to the edge of its connector and will run under the secured SSD. have you tried to finagle the cable so it lays flat to the motherboard? (looks like it should) if you do not have enough cable to install the drive this might be something MSI may need to address.

in last image try routing the cable to the other side of its connector, so it is not under the drive.
 
Apr 22, 2019
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I'm not sure what you mean by routing the cable to the edge of its connector. Do you mean like this?


If so, I'm afraid that's not possible, the cable isn't quite long enough.

I'm also not quite sure what you mean by "finagle the cable", could you elaborate?
 
Apr 22, 2019
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The cable didn't want to go around the other side, but I was eventually able to get it to lay flat under the SSD by twisting it slightly. Thank you for the help :)
 

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