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Help hard drive doesn't show in laptop!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RBtinytaz, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. RBtinytaz

    RBtinytaz Thread Starter

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    I have been trying to fix this laptop for a friend of mine,but now I can't get any reading from the hard drive. its an IBM560 thinkpad. I was just wondering if there might be a setting somewhere on the motherboard that I might have missed. Does anybody know anything about these? I do know it use to read.Thanks Rita
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. Can you get into the bios setup?
     
  3. DaveBurnett

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    There are no jumpers for you to play with. As already said, can you get into the BIOS. Hold down the F1 key and power on!
     
  4. RBtinytaz

    RBtinytaz Thread Starter

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    No I can't get into bios but it did let me start with a floppy but then there was nothing I could do since there was no place to put it.I had bought another hard drive for this and it isn't reading that one either.Is there anywhere that I could get the hard drives checked out? Maybe they are both bad...I know its reaching far but who knows...Thanks for your help...Rita
     
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    In any event, YOU HAVE to get into the bios setup. If the hard drive isn't recognized there, you are just spinning your wheels. Be sure you jumpered the new one as master.
     
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