T30 not recognize any HDD

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T30 not recognize any HDD

#1 Post by Botosjeti » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:05 am

Hi!
Problem become suddenly. Once a day my T30 doesn't recognize any HDD and can't boot. If I go to the bios, there is no any HDD listed.

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Re: T30 not recognize any HDD

#2 Post by dr_st » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:17 am

Welcome to the forum.:)

Sorry to hear about your trouble. The HDD may have died (or in the process of dying, if the problem is intermittent). Test with a different drive, if possible. Alternatively, test the same HDD in a different system.

If the problem is intermittent, the first thing I would do is try to backup everything important from the drive while you can access it.
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Re: T30 not recognize any HDD

#3 Post by MikalE » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:21 am

What dr_st said. Your hard drive is dying or is dead.
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Re: T30 not recognize any HDD

#4 Post by Botosjeti » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:25 am

Tested with different HDD and problem is the same

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Re: T30 not recognize any HDD

#5 Post by dr_st » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:26 am

Then it's most likely the system board or the IDE connector between the board and the drive bay.
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Re: T30 not recognize any HDD

#6 Post by Botosjeti » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:52 am

I resoldered the IDE connector on the main board. Now assamble the system for testing

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Re: T30 not recognize any HDD

#7 Post by axur-delmeria » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:16 am

Good luck! I hope it works. :)
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Re: T30 not recognize any HDD

#8 Post by Botosjeti » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:17 am

Seems it's solved by resoldering :)

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