11-27-2019 04:28 PM
I presume you are going to add a 1TB HDD. If you don't already have it, Encompass has one for $120.95. If you don't have the two types of screws required for the HDD and for the Bracket, you could add the two kits for $9.95 each. When you add the shipping charges, you could exceed the $200.
11-27-2019 05:05 PM
For what it’s worth, I ordered the Encompass cable from Canada (using a Canadian credit card), and it went through just fine. Dunno if maybe this is a new policy or something? May also be worth contacting them.
12-08-2019 12:17 AM
Hello everyone! I'm also one of the people struggling with this. I read alot about the specifications and because this cable is so hard to get, i'm looking at an alternative (Ecompass doesn't ship anything below 200$ internationally and the other German site is so expensive).
I have found this cable here for a similar model. It should work in theory. Did anyone try it before?
It really sucks the Lenovo made this part so hard to get! Doesn't make sense for a Gaming laptop....
Mine is Lenovo 15" L340 Gaming
12-08-2019 06:07 AM
See Page 2 of this topic. Kadenshayden tried Amazon and it didn't work. He is trying Aliexpress and we are waiting to hear if he will be successful. Also, on the same page, I posted a photo of the genuine part, which is shorter than the one you are considering. The correct part is FG541. Your part is DY7000. Your location is shown as US; are you not there?
12-10-2019 01:33 AM
Hey dmwalker. Thank you for your message! I've figured out gonig through this thread that only the OEM cable would work for this. However, since i'm not in the USA (encompass.com min order is 200$ intl) nor in Europe (ipc-computer.de shipg only in Europe), i found a third option which i wanted to share.
It's possible through a Ship&Ship service https://www.shopandship.com I got a free account (i only pay for shipping costs) to have an address in Frankfurt, Germany or in Newyork USA to receive from either one of those 2 sellers.
I'm in the UAE, Dubai. After adding my address i got bothe a Newyork address and a Frankfurt address (other countries available too). For this cable, since it's really lightweight, the shipping cost is only around 3$ - 4$.
I hope this helps someone else! I've attached some photos how it looks for me.
12-10-2019 06:13 AM
I had no idea such a service was available. It looks like the answer to our problem.
I googled Shop and Ship and found an interesting discussion on Reddit. There were pros and cons, as you might expect, and references to other similar services but I imagine that Shop and Ship, being based in UAE, would be your best bet. You will still have to deal with the long delays at Encompass. I wonder if you will receive the E-mail updates from Encompass or if Shop and Ship will receive them.
I hope you will let us know how it all works out.
12-10-2019 11:23 AM
I placed an order with Encompass - but looks like the caddy is on back-order until Jan and the cable is on factory backorder... So not sure what that will mean in terms of time. Absolutely absurd it's not a part that is widely available - of course people are going to want to add a 2nd drive. Lenovo wake up.
Debating returning the notebook - have a few more days to decide.
12-10-2019 01:23 PM
It depends on which L340-15 (L340-15API Type 81LW, L340-15API Touch Type 81LX, L340-15IRH Gaming Type 81LK, L340-15IRH Gaming Type 81TR, L340-15IWL Type 81LG or L340-15IWL Touch Type 81LH), and which L340-17 (L340-17API Type 81LY, L340-17IRH Gaming Type 81LL or L340-17IWL Type 81MO).