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Thread: Cannot detect my Seagate 1TB drive

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    Re: Cannot detect my Seagate 1TB drive

    I will get back to the cable issues tomorrow.
    In the meantime, did you guys notice in my post #6 that the last line says I had a drive failure? Are you guys with me in hopeing that I may not be looking at a paperweight?

    As for version number it is JC4A. And the drive is from 2015.

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    Re: Cannot detect my Seagate 1TB drive

    "Drive failure" in that message may mean any number of things. A simple one would be if you only have one drive and it is unplugged (either power or data).

    Your drive is too new and the firmware version is not the suspect one, so that is not the issue.
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    Re: Cannot detect my Seagate 1TB drive

    I removed the good hard drive with the operating system and the good cable and installed the questionable 1TB drive. I got a black screen. I then put a Gparted DVD in the DVD drive. I got an error of "hard drive failure".

    The small, 4 pin plug socket on the drive (which I think has to do with jumpers) has nothing connected to the pins.

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    Re: Cannot detect my Seagate 1TB drive

    Are you talking about the SATA power cable?
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    Re: Cannot detect my Seagate 1TB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by sofasurfer View Post
    I removed the good hard drive with the operating system and the good cable and installed the questionable 1TB drive. I got a black screen. I then put a Gparted DVD in the DVD drive. I got an error of "hard drive failure".

    The small, 4 pin plug socket on the drive (which I think has to do with jumpers) has nothing connected to the pins.
    Forget about jumpers on the SATA drive.

    The drive is pooched. Run more diagnostics on it if you'd like....only you know the value of your own time.

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    Re: Cannot detect my Seagate 1TB drive

    Theres like a 15 pin connector that takes a black plug and a 7 pin connector that takes the plug that plugs into the sata connectors on the MB. The plugs for both of these connections WERE attached to my good hard drive. I removed that drive and attached those plugs to the questionable drive.

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    Re: Cannot detect my Seagate 1TB drive

    Did you buy a used drive? If you bought a new drive I can't see why someone would test it.

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    Re: Cannot detect my Seagate 1TB drive

    Yes it was used. Whoops!

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    Re: Cannot detect my Seagate 1TB drive

    Get your money back. It's dead.

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