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T430 HDD and Ultrabay not recognized

T430 and later, plus T530 and later series specific matters only
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T430 HDD and Ultrabay not recognized

#1 Post by MrRoboto » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:03 am

I have a T430 running Windows 10 , BIOS 2.72 Intel i5 2520
It was working fine until Windows crashed and after restart? I get a "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" when using HDD slot. I was able to boot using a USB cable on same HDD.
In addition, the multibay DVD not recognized by bios or Windows.

F10 Diagnostic indicate everything passes.

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Re: T430 HDD and Ultrabay not recognized

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:46 pm

I see three possible causes:

1. chipset's SATA controller is failing
2. no power to HDD and DVD SATA ports
3. bad RAM (I've encountered something similar on a desktop PC)
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod

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