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Problem with 250GB IDE hard disk WD2500LB

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Hello there,

I 'm desperately trying to get some help for this problem I got, and ended up here, thought someone must surely be able to help.. Well anyway..I have an ASUS P5LD2-VM motherboard, and I bought that WD2500LB hard disk a couple days ago from Ebay (from a 99% powerseller), but there seems to be some problem. I tried to install it, but it says there is no hard disk detected.. I 've connected it with that big fat 80 pin motherboard cable, the other 4pin cable from the power supplier, and positioned the jumper at 6-4, as http://wdc.custhelp....created=#jumper says.. Also tried it at 5-3 and single, taking the jumper out. I use a single hard disk.. Well I 'm at a loss, don't know what I should do. If anyone could help me, I 'd really appreciate it.

Edited by Lefterman, 18 August 2008 - 08:21 PM.

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Please check in your BIOS to see if your Hard drive setup is set to IDE instead of SATA. I would download the manual from Asus ( a real PITA for me, download took 8 minutes at 15K on a 3.9 MB file. Download kept stopping for 10-20 seconds at a time.

If you still have problems check the drive in another computer or return it for a replacement.

By the way, i never buy HD's from Ebay anymore. Im only getting a 50% good rate on them. Thats just not good enough when i can wait and buy them when they are on-sale at the local stores for almost the same price.

Edited by SRX660, 19 August 2008 - 02:04 PM.

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