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Old 10-31-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Could someone tell me where the SATA cables are?

In trying to figure out why my laptop won't boot the OS,or stay booted when it does, someone told me that it could possibly be the sata cables, but I'm not sure if this one particular wire is the correct wire. The particular wire I'm speaking of is in the lower left hand corner, and juts up to the USB outlets.

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Old 10-31-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Could someone tell me where the SATA cables are?

No I dont think so. SATA connectors are for the transfer of data and power from the motherboard to a device. They usually are found connected to Hard Drives, DVD players, etc inside your computer. If it's an OS problem check the connection on the Hard Drive (on the right of your pic, the metal square I think). If you look you'll see a black wire. That could be a SATA connector, it's hard to see though. Try that. See if it works.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: Could someone tell me where the SATA cables are?

Any laptop I've ever seen does not have a cable that connects to the hard drive..
Could be your hard drive is malfunctioning. or there is a software conflict.
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Default Re: Could someone tell me where the SATA cables are?

yeah ever modern lappy i seen has a Docking type mount and has NO wires. but course i have a lappy that has a ribbon cable because it is an IDE hard drive.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:28 PM   #5
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Default Re: Could someone tell me where the SATA cables are?

You're right, I found a connector on the underside.
I need to figure out if it's the connector or the HDD so I know which part to buy..

What kind of software conflicts could it be? It turns on sometimes, so that makes me think it might -not- be a faulty HDD.
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Default Re: Could someone tell me where the SATA cables are?

Any 2.5" SATA hard drive will work. Any adapters or cradles that are needed can be taken off of the defective drive (if it's defective).

I'd personally try downloading seatools and booting off of it to test your hard drive before replacing it though.
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