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SATA socket broken

It seems that my HDD problem was actually to do with the SATA socket. No matter which device i plug into my First SATA socket it isn't shown, recognized. This means that due to my RAID 0  array, i cannot start windows. THat explains the "Missing OS" problem from before.
What i am asking: Is it possible to replace the SATA socket or do i need to replace entire motherboard, which i really don't want to do.

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If you also have IDE connectors, you can buy an IDE to SATA adapter and disable the SATA in your BIOS. Ron.

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There is no way to replace any single component integrated on a motherboard. Sorry, but you are going to have to replace the entire motherboard.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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CMOS SETUP UTILITY - Copyright (C) 1985-2003, American Megatrends, Inc.
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