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My hard drive could not be detected by my computer. ive tried using other cable and it still wont work. the white led lamp is still blinking and its still vibrating. please help thanks

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If you still hear your hard drive spinning inside, running smoothly the same the time you first purchased your hard drive. Here the possible solution
-Replace power cable and Sata/IDE cable
-Try to reset your cmos, possible that you disable your harddrive
-try to slave you hard drive to other PC for the final check if your hard drive is the real problem

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Hi.
Please switch off first your computer and then try to enter the BIOS set up by pressing either F2 or DEL. Once you are into, look for the Hard Disk if it has been detected by your computer. If it doesn't, try to replace a new one. If it detects with that replaced hard disk contact your provider so that it will be replaced if that is still under warranty.
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