Fitting Laptop HDD into Caddy

  tonyq 15:42 23 Jan 2010

Please can anyone advise on the following. I have bought a Caddy/Enclosure to fit an old laptop HDD into, when I fit the HDD onto the caddy circuit board (which I think is the correct way) there are 4 Pins on the R/H side showing (please see pictures below). Is this correct ?

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  JohnWilliams 15:45 23 Jan 2010

That's fine. Don't worry about it.

  retep888 15:46 23 Jan 2010

Yes,it's correct.

  tonyq 16:51 23 Jan 2010

I have assembled HDD into caddy,plugged it into Laptop, but it is not showing in My Computer, I have tried different USB ports plus switching laptop off and on again,HELP PLEASE.

  Miké 16:55 23 Jan 2010

Has it been formatted?

  Miké 16:59 23 Jan 2010

did you set an HDD password when it was in the laptop?

  tonyq 17:37 23 Jan 2010

I was hoping to format when connected to the laptop.
Don't think it would have had a password.

  Technotiger 17:52 23 Jan 2010

How have you set the Jumpers at the rear of the hard drive?

  Technotiger 17:54 23 Jan 2010
  tonyq 17:58 23 Jan 2010

This is what I get when I Right click My Computer then
"Manage"-"Disc Management"

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Could the External HDD be Disc 1?
When I right click on Disc 1 I get "Initialize Disc" then "The device is not Ready.

  Technotiger 18:01 23 Jan 2010

Dohhhh - just read the question again - no jumpers pins on a 2.5" drive!!

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