Toshiba Satellite A10 HDD issue

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Toshiba Satellite A10 HDD issue

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So I got another motherboard for this laptop which on eBay was listed as working, which it is, except I cannot get it to detect a HDD. I've tried two different ones now and neither come up in the BIOS. I've tried unplugging and replugging in, cleaning connections etc but to no avail.

Any ideas? I kind of need it working by Sunday.

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Re: Toshiba Satellite A10 HDD issue

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happy dude wrote:So I got another motherboard for this laptop which on eBay was listed as working, which it is, except I cannot get it to detect a HDD. I've tried two different ones now and neither come up in the BIOS. I've tried unplugging and replugging in, cleaning connections etc but to no avail.

Any ideas? I kind of need it working by Sunday.
Try doing a BIOS reset.

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Re: Toshiba Satellite A10 HDD issue

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Andy wrote:
happy dude wrote:So I got another motherboard for this laptop which on eBay was listed as working, which it is, except I cannot get it to detect a HDD. I've tried two different ones now and neither come up in the BIOS. I've tried unplugging and replugging in, cleaning connections etc but to no avail.

Any ideas? I kind of need it working by Sunday.
Try doing a BIOS reset.
ie Restore to factory settings or do some Jumper trick

EDIT: Restoring to default = fail. Error I get on boot is IDE ERROR #0

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happy dude wrote:
Andy wrote:
happy dude wrote:So I got another motherboard for this laptop which on eBay was listed as working, which it is, except I cannot get it to detect a HDD. I've tried two different ones now and neither come up in the BIOS. I've tried unplugging and replugging in, cleaning connections etc but to no avail.

Any ideas? I kind of need it working by Sunday.
Try doing a BIOS reset.
ie Restore to factory settings or do some Jumper trick

EDIT: Restoring to default = fail. Error I get on boot is IDE ERROR #0
Use the jumper pins.

If that also fails, then it sounds like the IDE controller is dead.

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Sigh...2 hours to pull it apart and to put it back together again ...
The hdd did make some noise earlier...and it did again when I put a jumper on it

I'll do it tomorrow. *mumbles*

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there dont have a bios as such.

just a boot menu - it is all controlled in Windows

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Bump...anyone else know how I could fix this without paying for it to be fixed

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If its still under warrenty you can get it fixed for a smaller fee then when it not under warrenty.

Or maybe even get the laptop replaced it its broken.

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Happy Dude wrote:
OK, so after a month I have another go with booting this laptop up.

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When HDD is plugged in, it goes to the Toshiba logo but HDD does NOT spin up or boot

When HDD is not plugged in, it says IDE #0 ERROR, then goes to the Toshiba logo...


Jumpers maybe? (Do laptop HDD's even have jumpers and the like?

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