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Great.. I can't get my 9300 to "see" the hard drive. any suggestions?

Well, I got the screen swapped out in my project to get my old Solo 9300 up & running. I then got an error "operating system not found" so, I got out the trusty XP installation disk. However, setup informed me that I did not have a HD installed. Bullwhacky! Its right there, a toshiba 80 gig. I pulled it out, and tried a few other ones to see if any of them work (I have no idea, I got about a dozen in a box at a yard sale) but 5 drives later, still no joy. Either all 5 of the low profile drives are shot, orit is something else. I inspected the connector on the caddy, and one of the small cooper contacts on one side was missing. I would think that the remaining on on the other side would still engage the pin.. but who knows? I quit for tonight.

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Re: Great.. I can't get my 9300 to "see" the hard drive. ...

Have you already done a disk drive partition set up? That might be the trick!

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