laptop not recognizing harddrive
Posted 17 September 2010 - 07:27 PM
Posted 18 September 2010 - 01:15 AM
I'm not familiar with your model HP, but normally, the pins are on the hard drive, not on the motherboard. It well may be that HP has some sort of adapter interface that attaches to the hard drive and turns it into a female connector so it can mate with male pins on the motherboard... I don't know. How's about posting you HP model number?
If it is indeed just a connector pin on the motherboard, then a repair shop can probably replace the affected connector. It may run you a pretty penny... depends on the shop. Or you can attempt the repair yourself if you can get the connector and are either good with this kind of repair, or brave enough to do it. The only other resort is to replace the motherboard as the connector is probably integrated (soldered) into it.
Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:15 AM
Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:09 PM
If you're not comfortable with doing the repair yourself, you should take it into a shop or have someone who is adept at this kind of thing fix it for you. It shouldn't be that difficult a repair if you take your time and go slow. That's about all you can do unless you want to replace the entire motherboard. Ebay has some motherboards that fit your laptop, but you take your chances whenever shopping there.
Posted 19 September 2010 - 05:05 PM
Now for me to repair it I would have to solder the pin back on and then glue the plastic adapter/connector back onto the motherboard?
Again thanks a lot for your help I appreciate it.
Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:28 PM
You do need to solder the pin back on, but whether or not you put the plastic back on is up to you. As long as you can connect the hard drive and it works, that's all that matters. Right? Do you care if the plastic is there?
Posted 19 September 2010 - 07:13 PM
Thanks a lot for your help I will reply back soon with the news
Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:34 PM
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