I recently purchased a new hard drive for my Dell Inspiron 1525. The old one broke because the laptop was dropped to the ground. The new hard drive is a WD Blue 320 GB hard drive. Upon installing the new drive, I was met with a message right after the BIOS stating there was no hard drive detected and that I should attempt to reseat the drive. I did so three times, but it still cannot find the hard drive. I double-checked to make sure the connections in the laptop weren't damaged somehow by re-installing the old hard drive. The old drive "worked", in that it was able to boot so clearly the problem is with the new drive. I'm perfectly able to boot the computer from other sources.
The seller I bought it from left the possbility of a return open, but I wanted to at least exhaust all options I had in trying to get this new drive recognized somehow. The drive itself was purchased from this Amazon listing: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QWTTGC/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. As you can see, it does list the 1525 as compatible with it.
Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Edited by TheAnt317, 23 April 2014 - 04:51 PM.