Last night it burnt out on me, First I noticed on of my drives was missing in "My Computer" so I was checking on reason why that would be, didn't find much on it then I decided to restart the computer and that's when it get an error message saying unable to find bootable drive and I ran a diagnostics to see the problem, it read that it was the HDD, then I went into setup and found that both my HDD where not there anymore, so I turned off my laptop thinking the my HDD came loose and opened up the back where the HDD where located, pulled it out and noticed nothing wrong with either HDD, then I put it back together and booted it up and still got the error message for no bootable drive, and finally I pulled out it again and this time I pull the Dual cable and saw a burnt mark on one of (not sure what it's called) those pins looking thing when it connects to the motherboard.
Now here's my question, but take note that my laptop can still turn on with the problem of it not booting cause of the burnt Dual connector to the HDD.
1: Is my motherobard okay from that? To me it looks fine seeing as I can turn it on and do into BIOS and Setup but I would like a second opinion though.
2: What might be the cause of the burnt Dual SATA Connector Cable
3: If I just replaced the Dual SATA HD Connector Cable my computer should work right? Guess this only applies if my motherboard is working.
I attached an image of the Dual SATA connector cable and at the bottom you'll see that I marked that pin I was talking about that was burnt, I really hope that it doesn't affect my motherboard in anyway seeing as I can find another motherboard for this XPS M1730 to replace it.
Edited by halosom, 13 December 2013 - 05:14 PM.