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Help using Laptop 2.5" drive in standerd PC?
lcavalzani Nov-04-01 11:21 PM
Hi,I Have a Toshiba MK1301MAV 2.5" HDD and I want to transfer files to it using my PC. I have purchased an adapter (2.5" to 3.5" 44 to 40 pin IDE adapter) and have a removable HDD caddy. The problem is that the system won't POST and just emits a two-tone error sound from the M/Board speaker. Does anyone know what the problem could be? I have tried it with another Toshiba 2.5" drive and used several configurations (tried it on both IDE channels slave and master) even just on its own. I know the drives are ok, as I have formatted them both using PQ Magic and run scandisk using my laptop. I have also checked the adapter with a multi meter I have considerable experience with PCs (having built several). I am at a stumped Help!

My System: -

Athlon 750 MHz slot A CPU
Asus K7V M/Board Using (Via 4in1 v32)
512 MB Ram
Panasonic DVD Drive
Yamaha 6416 CDRW
S-B live Platinum S/card
Advansys SCSI card
Asus 6800 Deluxe Gforce Video Card
USRobotics 56K external serial Modem

Thanks Luigi


1. RE: Help using Laptop 2.5
lbyard Nov-05-01 05:41 PM
In response to message 0
Suggest disconnecting everything on the secondary IDE cable and trying it there. You may need to reseat the display adapter and memory. Larry

2. RE: Help using Laptop 2.5
lcavalzani Nov-05-01 08:40 PM
In response to message 1
Hi thanks for the reply. First of all I have to apologise for wasting your time. I am very embarrassed and ashamed to admit this, but I had the adapter plugged in the wrong way round! It was a classic case of delving in too deep instead of trying the obvious. I have learnt one thing though; you can't damage anything (In the case of IDE hard drives that is) by plugging the cables in the wrong way round. Once again Iím sorry.
Luigi

3. RE: Help using Laptop 2.5
lbyard Nov-05-01 09:31 PM
In response to message 2
You're being too hard on yourself. I wish I had a nickle for every "dumb" mistake I've made. Larry

4. RE: Help using Laptop 2.5
lcavalzani Nov-05-01 09:35 PM
In response to message 3
Thanks
Luigi

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