Hello all, I have a confusing issue I would love to get some input on...
I recently had to change the video cable in this model, nice simple job without having to extract the whole motherboard. However afterwards the system fails to show the HDD from within the Boot Choice Menu and will not boot to HDD.
The drive is showing up perfectly fine within bios and is fully accessible on another computer.
What is confusing for me is that the work done had nothing to do with the HDD part of the board, the only interaction I had with it was to remove the drive then plug it in again afterwards. My first thought was maybe the solder joint on the SATA connection had become fractured, but then if that was the case it wouldn't show the drive make and model in Bios:?
yup, tried to reset the bios to defaults with no change. Have also tried several other drives all with similar outcomes.
As this is an old laptop, some of the time the metal screw fixtures become fractured and come off during disassembly. One of these could have become loose in the motherboard and shorted something on the board (as I found 2 of them knocking about when I re-opened the laptop up)... To me this is the most likly answer as the cable has nothing to do with the drive controller side of the board poops looks like this is a scrapper unless anyone else has any ideas?