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 Post subject: T42 Hard drive swap
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:45 am 
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Location: Kailua, HI, USA
Hi all,

I just tried to swap out a 20Gb drive with a 160Gb drive I bought online. I didn't think I would have so much trouble at step 1.

I got the drive out and successfully (so I thought) put the new drive in, but Boot list does not say that there is a drive.

I put the old drive back in, and now it won't even see the old drive! I have the label side toward the screen, which I am positive is how I found it (other sites suggest it can be upside down).

Really need my laptop back, any suggestions would be welcome.

k


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 Post subject: Re: T42 Hard drive swap
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:03 am 
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Hi. You have to install the HDD upside down - the HDD's electronic board must be on top when installing your new HDD into the laptop.

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 Post subject: Re: T42 Hard drive swap
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:44 pm 
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Location: Kailua, HI, USA
Thank you!

I can't believe the engineers would design it so that it goes both ways.
The quick reply was much appreciated (and a little sleep always helps).

Aloha,


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 Post subject: Re: T42 Hard drive swap
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:52 am 
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Just had to register and say Thanks have been fixing pc/laptops for years but this stumped me as why it wasnt being recognised how dumb am I having the harddrive upside down Thanks again.


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