Posted 08 August 2009 - 03:04 PM
It could be a bad drive, could be a bad cable, power supply, or motherboard.
If you feel comfortable, here's some suggestions:
1. Try plugging the HDD data cable into another port on the motherboard...or even another set if you have more than 1 set.
2. Try a different power cable and a different data cable.
3. Try the HD on another machine if you're able.
The combination of those should help to narrow it down. If you try #3 and can't read from it, then something wrong with the HD. If not, you can diagnose the issue on your machine.
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