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Stuck SATA cable


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#1 mrwmnhtr

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:14 AM

I added a new CPU fan and another Gig of RAM to my HP M1264n (Media Center Circa 2005). When I had everything back together I wasn't able to get a signal to the monitor. I assumed I had been given the wrong stick of memory or I didn't get the hard drive cables plugged in correctly. I did the easy thing first and checked the cables. The end attached to the HDD didn't seem all the way in so I adjusted it. The SATA cable has the metal locking clips and I couldn't hear it click into place. After a couple of tries I got it attached but didn't hear it click into place. It didn't come out when I tugged on it so I assume it's a good connection. I checked the other end that is attached to port #1 on the motherboard and couldn't get it to release. I can feel the clip depress when I squeeze it but it won't come out. I assumed it was a good connection and I restarted the computer. Still no signal to the monitor. I removed the new stick of RAM and restarted. No signal to the monitor. I checked the cables again. HDD cable end seemed fine but I still couldn't get the MB end to come out of the port.

When I replaced the CPU fan I had to remove the motherboard and remove the OEM fan mount from the bottom side in order to attach the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 mount. I am running a Nivdia Geforce 6200 with dual monitors and couldn't get a signal out of either port. Nor on the OEM port. And not with a different monitor.

I am at a loss as to what I did wrong. I keep thinking that it is the SATA cable but I can't remove it to check it. Oh! Great, Giant Brained Ones of BleepingComputer.Com, what would you have me do now?

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Randy

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:13 AM

Did you try removing the extra ram out and tried booting up again?

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:12 AM

A loose sata would not cause the video not to work. I would remove and re-insert the original memory only and the video card as well being extra sure they are all fully seated in their respective sockets.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:36 PM

Yes, as I said in my post, "I took out the new stick and rebooted. No signal to the monitor."

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:43 PM

Any ideas how to get the stuck cable out of the port without damaging it or the MoBo?

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