Question about Gateway (M520HD80G) Hard Drive
Bought a new hard drive for my gateway GM5478 computer but forget where it gets connected inside.
If the old one is still conected you can connect it the same way if not here is how to::
Well firstly they are 2 types IDE (large connector) and SATA (small connector)
of an ide cable has 3 jacks 1 for the main board and 2 for IDE drives
2 drive must be set to master and the other to slave
Set the drives by using the jumper on the back the instructions are written on the drives
Connect the Ide Cable and then the power and turn you system on
IF ITS SATA
connect the sata cable to both hard drive and main board
connect the power cable and your done!!
NB:: sata ports are labeled SATA 1 SATA 2 etc
IDE are LABELED IDE 1 IDE 2
Ide is a large grey cable black connector SATA is usually orange or red and small
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
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