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Gateway 450rog I decided I wanted to have a second hard drive -- seemed simple enough. I purchased the caddy and hard drive, read instructions on the internet. I understand that there are two ways of connecting the caddy - hot/cold. Well, being the risk taker I seem to be, I decided to not shut down my laptop. I closed the lid, removed the DVD player, inserted the caddy with the hard drive. Windows did not recognize it, so I thought I needed to learn more about setting it up in the BIOS (?) and would wait until I had more time. I closed (not sure it got closed all the way), swapped the caddy for the DVD player, opened the lid to a black screen. Did I fry something? it won't boot with AC or battery -- just a black screen. Dumb and bummed. Would appreciate your advice. Claudia 1thess5161718@verizon.net

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  • y2kharmony Nov 15, 2008

    the first answer only addresses the non-recognition of the second hard drive without a new boot. That is moot now because, if one reads the post above, I now have a black screen -- NO BOOT. Please tell me if I fried my motherboard if you know or if the problem is possibly something else. Thank you.

  • y2kharmony Nov 15, 2008

    Do I need to replace the motherboard? Is that possible for a dangerous knows something about computers user?

  • y2kharmony Nov 16, 2008

    vegakitten was very helpful in resolving my problem -- back to normal now. thank you Juanita!

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Hi,

Detached the memory of your laptop.. then attached it again... Post for further information..PLease dont rate me if not satisfied with my suggestions....Thank you..

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Sir,

This is not problem with motherboard. u wont replace motherboard. When the laptop bootup press F8 they showing the list of harddrive(harddrive Number) that detected. If u show the second hard drive (i.e caddy) u need not to worry. Sometimes the OS wont recognize the external hard drive it is problem with OS itself so u just reinstall the OS it will be detected.

let me know if it helped or not


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good luck

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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No its not dangerious if you get the new mother board and need help you can send me a message and i can walk you through it.i can even help you find a replacement motherboard.if you give me the model of your computer i'll be more then happy to get you some prices on a new motherboard.please let me know what you think.

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Yes you now need to replace the motherboard and don't worry it should be easy and the new motherboard has a step by step guide that you can follow on how to install it ....

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Its a common problem faced by many new users with lack of technical knowledge.as it is compulsary to shutdown the system before connecting any new card or device to the system.this is a very common and basic thing.should be always kept in mind.as u can remove the plug and battery and wait for few minutes.also try to charge the battery and then try.but if this does not help.
u have to call the service center if its still under warranty or go to the local hardware /software reparing person in your area as the motherboard needs to be checked sometimes adjusting the BIOS setting through computer get the machine start working.if the bios settings r proper then it could be minute short tracking on the board.its a 50-50 chance of getting it repaired.

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Unplug the Harddisk and try booting the system and go in BIOS first.

Pressing DEL , ESC or other FN key you will get in bios there chose option for Boot priority and select the Hard disk.

Press F10 and exit. It will start your LAPTOP.

Connect the harddisk in OFF Mode and when it detect then You need to format the Hard Disk first, so that it can be readable and view in the list.

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Hi

first check whether jumper setting..

If its in master then it will detect change into slave and then connect..

then restart the system and check in bios configure..

thank you

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

  • Thafa Nov 15, 2008

    Hi

    Check the battery...

    connect with the ac and then check it if its fails means..Then the problem in motherboard..

    thank you


  • Thafa Nov 16, 2008

    Hi

    If u have warranty then claim it..

    Warranty is out of date means u want to buy new one...

    Thank you


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Have you tried to unplug the AC and the battery? then plug in only the AC, does it boot up?
if not, you probably have a broken motherboard, You can try your warranty but its unlikely that they would repair it for free.

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Yes.. sorry claudia ... you should have shut the system down first, you cooked it

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When you are installing a internal hard drive you always need to turn the system off first, the bios will detect the drive on startup.

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