Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:24 AM
Not much info is available for your mobo. I'd suggest looking carefully at the motherboard to determine which of the two slots for the hard drive is primary, and which is secondary. You may be able to find this information out in the BIOS by looking for where the current hard drive is hooked up to.
Please ensure that the computer is unplugged from the wall and that you're grounded on the metal chassis of the computer while messing around inside the case.
Next, try another ribbon cable in place of the current one. You can usually get them cheaply at a small computer repair shop.
1) Reseat the cable where it plugs into the motherboard
2) Ensure that the jumper settings on the hard drive correspond to where the cable plugs into the hard drive (If on Master, then the far end of the cable must be plugged into the hard drive - if on Slave, then the middle connector must be plugged in - if on CS (cable select), I'd recommend plugging it into the end but it's not required).
3) Ensure that it's seated properly, and then ensure that the power connector is also seated properly.
4) Fire up the system and check to see that the hard drive is actually running (you can hear or feel it by gently touching the side of the drive).
5) If all that works, then I'd suggest trying a free diagnostic from the manufacturer of your hard drive to see if it has failed.
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