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My sony vaio does not detect the hardrive, and I installed new, and I called to sony and they said tha I need the same as it comes from factory, is it true or it has a motherboard problems?........I will apreciate your help.

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Normally that is false and company's like to have only there parts in these machines as a way to ensure quality.

You could try and see if you can detect it in computer management in the administrative tools in the control panel if the drive is a slave or external.

If you are replacing or adding a new master drive make sure it is detected in the machines BIOS if not I would think the motherboard does not support a drive of that size or may only support certain types.

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