Hi Guys. Happy New Year to you all. Need some info. Bought the lad a compter bare bones from Novatech. booted to bios ok but it says it cant detect any hard drives. Now the hard drive Im using is a Seagate IDE 200 gig. It was used on his old puter and works fine. If I connect it up to the IDE ribbon on the barebones it boots ok and works but if I connect it to the sata1 socket cable via an IDE to SATA connector on the back of the hard drive the bios will not recognise the drive and so will not boot up. The convertor has been used before ok and the IDE drive is ok as it works fine in the old unit. Any ideas please? Thanks Jayne.
"lost sata drive" Is it an ide drive or sata? If sata use sata cables,one from the psu to the drive and a sata cable from the drive to the sata connector on the motherboard,if ide use the ide ribbon type cable as you have done and it works so to me that means its an ide drive?
OK lads thanks to 'The Guy' who emailed me. problem now solved. It appears that the solder on the pins on the converter touch the metal on the Seagate HDD (IDE) when pushed fully home causing the power to short out. Applying a piece of foam to the back stops this happening and it works by Golly. Thanks . Jayne
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