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Sata connection inside laptop not seated correctly.

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#1 ahof


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 12:07 AM

I've got a laptop and the Sata connection inside isn't seated properly. I therefore can't connect my hard drive to it. I was just wanting to know if there was a way to re-seat it or would I need to replace the system board/get a new laptop?

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 08:43 AM

It looks like the connection separated from the motherboard. Best case would be the connector would need to be soldered to the motherboard and that may not work. Worst case you need a new motherboard.

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 08:53 AM

That second pic there & the four pin holes on the end (top) looks pretty damaged. I would say a complete connector replacement is needed.

#4 mjd420nova


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 01:16 PM

Replacement of the MOBO is about the only cure.  I've only seen this once, and it was the user who opened and removed the hard drive, but they had to lift the drive from horizontal to get a grip and pull loose from the connector.  In doing so, the connections were broken and the connector bent, not allowing proper alignment when remounting the drive.

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