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New Inspiron 600m hard drive not found

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Opening black screen says Primary hard disk drive 0 not found

Just replaced original 40 GB Seagate Momentus disk drive (which Dell diagnostics told me was broken) with a new Seagate Momentus 40GB

drive, but computer doesn't find it.  Help!

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Re: New Inspiron 600m hard drive not found

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Remove the blade adapter from the back of the original drive and place it over the pins on the new one.  Without the adapter, the drive isn't connected to the system board, so you will not see it.

 

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Re: New Inspiron 600m hard drive not found

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Remove the blade adapter from the back of the original drive and place it over the pins on the new one.  Without the adapter, the drive isn't connected to the system board, so you will not see it.

 

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Re: New Inspiron 600m hard drive not found

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Thanks, ejn63!   That's got it.  Never knew there was an adapter in there.

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