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Hard Drive not found after taking it out and back in.


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#1 Khaines0625

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:22 PM

Hello all,

 

So I was running out of hard drive space and decided that I wanted to buy a new hard drive to expand my available space.  I opened up my comp and removed the hard drive, noted that it is connect by a SATA3 cable and wrote down some info about it, put it back in using the same cable from the same port, and now my comp says:

 

"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."

 

I've tried going into the BIOS and selecting the right boot up device but it only found my dvd drive.  I've tried using a nearby sata port instead and it didn't work. I also tried using a different sata cable i found nearby that had more pins(the hard drive has two slots) and it didn't work.  

 

I didn't bang the drive around and i did touch metal before hand hoping to dispel any electrostatic energy I may have gained.  It seems that the computer doesn't even attempt to read the drive.

 

Some info:

 

Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149382

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77-HD3

 

I'm running windows 7 though I don't think its relevant considering It doesn't even get to the windows loading screen.

 

Any ideas?  Thank you in advance.



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#2 mjd420nova

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 04:35 PM

The biggest culprit in the reseating routine is a jammed connector, cracked plastic around the connector or a dirty board edge trace on the drive itself.



#3 Khaines0625

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 05:12 PM

Thank you for the response. I checked everything I could see and I don't see that it is very dirty or that anything is cracked.

 

What is the likelihood that I actually damaged the hard drive? I was careful with it. If a hard drive were damaged would it totally not recognize the drive like it is now?  I'm starting to get nervous.






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