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Can a motherboard problem cause a new hard drive to fail?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mlmorris, Sep 23, 2013.

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  1. mlmorris

    mlmorris Thread Starter

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    I am trying to help someone with a Toshiba Satellite L655-S5150 laptop computer, with Win 7.

    Recently the hard drive failed, and a new hard drive (Fujitsu) was installed (not by me). Then just a few weeks ago, the hard drive failed again - after only a few hours of operation. I verified this by removing the drive and connecting it to a Dock. The drive is not recognized (I tried connecting the dock to 2 different computers). I can hear some clicking noises coming from the drive, but I cannot access the drive.

    As a check, I connected a known good drive to the dock and everything works.

    The owner of the computer was told (again, not by me) that the problem is that there is a motherboard problem causing the hard drives to fail.

    Does anyone know of any motherboard problem that can cause a NEW hard drive to fail?

    I searched this forum, and I tried several different search engine searches, but without success.
     
  2. dai

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    hard drives can fail from first boot,they have the highest fail rate of any component due to the amount sold

    rma it
     
  3. mlmorris

    mlmorris Thread Starter

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    "hard drives can fail from first boot . . . ."

    Yes, I know. But that doesn't answer my question.
     
  4. dai

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    i have never run into a failed drive caused by the m/b

    i know i have found win 8 does not like wd green drives
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Yes, just about anything is possible however I would suspect a failing pw supply long before a failing mb [causing drives to fail] Since it is a laptop and everything is integrated, it may be that the tech told you that simply because it is an easier explanation than a failing pw supply.

    As stated above, hd fail; that is the nature of the beast. RMA the drive and if it happens again, then you know that the laptop is failing and needs to be replaced.
     
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