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My hard drive seems to be cutting in and out - works for a bit, then computer reports it as disconnected, then it comes on again. Light is on throughout

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Sounds like a loose connection of some sorts test all connections from motherboard to hard drive also electrical leads to motherboard and hard drive and IDE,SATA leads Maybe a faulty PSU so test that to
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