jcarlet
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RE: Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

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I just finished installing a new Samsung SSD in my Inspiron 1545.  Spent days trying for figure out why the computer would not recognize the drive.  Finally found a note on this site about the new drive being thinner than the old hard drive so the contacts do not meet up simply.  Inserted a piece of cardboard about 1/16" thick, took a little experimenting but now it seats and works.  Why didn't Samsung mention this?