Hi! My laptop's motherboard fried, I mean fried! Anyway, since it was a Compaq, and not really even worth fixing, I took all the hardware out of it like the harddrive, dvd drive, etc... My question is this; Will the 2.5" Rocketfish Hard Drive enclosure allow me to install my old harddrive in it and then open the info on that harddrive on my new computer? I have many pictures of my son and family that I must recover. I would be crushed if they were gone forever! Any thoughts about getting the info off that old harddrive? Thanks. Eric
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It your laptop do not even show BIOS, it is definitely not HDD problem, BIOS does not need it. what does it need is power source. Check your battery and your power source, if it is not broken or damaged by any way.
You could get a USB SATA caddie quite cheap. You can then attempt to read the drive from that. Those Green WD drives are notorious for burning out. It's said to be because they are always turning themselves off and on to save power. I fixed a drive that had important data by purchasing an identical working drive and transferring the circuit board. I was able to retrieve the data which was worth a lot more than the drive.
They probably never updated the bios, and it's still looking for the old drive, if you get into the bios, you can remove that drive that it's searching for and then make sure that the new drive is being recognised at the 0 position, not 1 but zero, if that doesn't fix it we can go further but that mnmay be the problem, also go into your device manager and make sure you remove the old drive if it's still showing that it is in there. Just uninstall it and restart. the cmos settings should also be cleared by removing the plug and poping out the battery, on the motherboard, it looks like a quarter, it may stll have the old settings stoed in there Good luck, and let us know if it worked
I've done something similiar and I know the feeling, but the good news is that you may not of done the damage you think. Here's what I suggest. Go to this link. Where they will explain the differences of the meanings of the flashing lights. There are so many variables, that it would be to difficult to figure out unless I was actually working on the disk itself. But the page is very easy to understand, and hopefully you'll find what I did, was all I need to do was to power down and up again.
You're not missing any step at all, because with SATA hard drive if its really working your computer should automatically detect it and since this hard drive suddenly stop working there's a possibility that its already fried but if you want you can try this hard drive again to a different computer and if still not detected by second computer its already dead.........
jumpered wrong or its a fake drive (knockoff) but doubtful so the real diagnostics is start run diskmgmt.msc in it you will find if drive is unalocated or not even detected. if its not detected goto run type eventvwr and check in system for errors ..
im starting to think upper and lower cdrom filters are causing usb issue. i had issues with old zip drive software causing this.
hi dutchgirlie,it doent matter if its a trekstor,but my 1st question is did u every try work the usb device?just to make sure it is working.if u havent make sure your usb device is enable in your bios.hope u knw how to do that.hope your harddisk shows up when you boot next time.have a nice time.
You could try a BIOS update to increase the size of the Drive the BIOS is able to see.
The second last one indicates that drive sizes are supported over 65GB. It may still not be able to see the 160GB HDD, but this is your only option with this Board. You could always upgrade the Motherboard to support larger drives.