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

I feel sympathy. I am a computer technician, replaced over a hundred HDD by SSD's past year, but me too overlooked the misfitting of the new SSD to the motherboardconnector....  Its hard to see, and you  do feel a 'click' often representing the SATA-connector fitting. Not this time :-(

I glued an 7 to 9.5 mm spacer to the SSD and it snaped in correctly immediately!