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T30 does not see hard disk

#1 Post by karotlopj » Sun May 23, 2021 4:42 am

I have a problem with a T30 not sensing the hard disk. The disk is fine as I can use it in an enclosure or another machine. What could be the problem? Maybe the port needs cleaning... Is there any way to test/replace it?
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Re: T30 does not see hard disk

#2 Post by dr_st » Sun May 23, 2021 5:29 am

First, be absolutely sure that the disk is inserted all the way and the orientation is correct.
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Re: T30 does not see hard disk

#3 Post by JBUK » Sun May 23, 2021 6:25 am

Second, try another HDD in the same slot. This is a good test of the port's function. I presume it is not recognised by the bios.
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Re: T30 does not see hard disk

#4 Post by cadillacmike68 » Sun May 23, 2021 9:33 pm

AND try the same HDD in another system. You need to determine if the problem is with the HDD or the ThinkPad.
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Re: T30 does not see hard disk

#5 Post by karotlopj » Mon May 24, 2021 9:49 am

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 9:33 pm
AND try the same HDD in another system. You need to determine if the problem is with the HDD or the ThinkPad.
I've tried around 20 disks in an X21 and they all seem to be recognised.
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Re: T30 does not see hard disk

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon May 24, 2021 11:28 am

Put it in with the correct side up?
Use the proper caddy?
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