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SYSTEM RESTORATION No hdd in this laptop. So how do I connect a 3 1/2 hdd just for testing purposes. I have a 2 1/2" hdd adapter and the 2 1/2 hdd frame that is inside the system. Also there is a little black connector that fits through the hdd frame then slides onto the mating 40 pin type connector which is embedded. So I'd like to know and see what is needed to connect a hdd temporarily so I can install the Restore CD and get to the reason why the restore cd has failed. Or were can I get a SCHEMATIC OR REPAIR MANUAL FOR THIS Satellite M45-S331 SYSTEM UNIT, MODEL PSM40U-01R001. Ineed to see if I am missing hdd connector parts.

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If you do have a hdd in your laptop ..but when you run the recovery or the installation cd it said you do not have a hard disk on the machine ..It may not be a problem ,,but just a setting matter ..If the hard disk is on a sata bus..and it is seen in BIOS setting s..you may try to disable the AHCI funtion for it in BIOS ..and let it run on ide compatible ..The idea is that in ahci mode it will not be seen by any operation system unless it has the driver installed and the driver can be installed only on a working operation system or as a 3rd party during the installation process..By disabling the function in bios..you basically eliminate the need for the driver and will see teh hard disk right the way ..
If this is the case remember to save settings with F10 ..
To know immediately if it will work just go to bios..and look and see if the hard disk is seen there..(on hdd 0 ) if it is ..it means it will need to work ..so look around for the ahci and disable ..

Posted on Jan 04, 2012

The first thing you said was 'No hdd in this laptop'.

You need a hard drive, so the easy solution would be to get the right size drive for your laptop and go from there.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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