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SATA ports don't work

It was fine for 1 month after i bought SATA hdd. Once i turned PC on, and my SATA hdd wasn't recognized by MB. In list of  storage devices he should be 3rd (1st my dvd-rw, 2nd my IDE hdd (80gb seagate), but now there is only "...", means it's detecting. I waited, but nothing happened. If i switch off data cable, it resumes working and loading starting menu with choosing OS. Cable probably working fine. I think problem in ports. Is it common trouble with these MB's or ports just burned/cracked or something? Power cable works fine. My HDD is 640Gb Seagate 7200.11. Thx to anyone who helps me.

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  • dr_ghost Feb 01, 2009

    I'm afraid i can do that only tomorrow, when i get a new cable. I'll type results tomorrow.


  • dr_ghost Feb 02, 2009

    I tried another cable and problem gone :) Thx for paying attention.


  • machadojr_fe May 11, 2010

    Ok please let me know the results and I will help you further.

  • machadojr_fe May 11, 2010

    Could you please try another sata cable if you have one for me and let me know what happens.

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