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SSD Disrupted

#1 Post by thinkerman » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:34 am

Hi everyone. Today the ssd in my t520i totally disrupted. OS was built in it and now my lap does not work. I can not even enter set up menu. It is a Intel 160 and unfortunately in my country I can not find the same SSD. So could you suggest me any brands of it? I can buy any one but I am not sure it will be suitable or not. Thanks in advance.

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Re: SSD Disrupted

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:35 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Sorry to hear about your troubles.

Any 2.5" SSD will work in your ThinkPad but let's verify that's where the problem is first.

Press F12 on boot. Do you still see the SSD on the list of bootable devices? If you do, it's quite possible that you just need a fresh install of whatever OS - presumably W7 - was shipped with the machine.
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Re: SSD Disrupted

#3 Post by w0qj » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:00 am

Welcome to the Thinpads forum!

As you've mentioned that you cannot enter the BIOS setup menu, this *might* be a motherboard problem.
ie: There *MAY* be a chance that your SSD is still working, with data on it (hopefully).

If you have the handyman skills in you, perhaps you can take out your SSD, connect it to another computer to find out if you still have your SSD data on it.

1. Take out your SSD from your notebook computer.
~First, disconnect the power plug.
~Take out all removable battery (if any).
~Use screwdriver to open SSD compartment, remove your SSD. (Careful not to touch the copper contacts).

2. Connect your SSD into an external SSD enclosure.
~Connect this above unit into another computer via USB.

******IF your SSD is still working, you should be able to see/manipulate your data!
(If this is true, this may be a motherboard problem in your ThinkPad).

Good luck!
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Re: SSD Disrupted

#4 Post by thinkerman » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:18 pm

Thnx for your replies friends. Today I bought a new wd ssd and did all jobs. Now everything is ok with my thinkpad. Unfortunately the old Intel SSD is totaly dead.

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