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Laptop Harddrive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aw69, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. aw69

    aw69 Byte Poster

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    I got an old IBM laptop 760L which I bought of e-bay without a hard drive, which I bought and a caddy case. I installed the hard drive and it did not recognised the hard drive. I wondering if the caddy case is supposed to have a jumper settings on it
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    What do you mean by caddy case?

    Is this a USB external hard drive?

    If so, you probably need an operating system that supports USB devices or a BIOS that supports booting from USB. Since you don't have a HDD, you have no operating system and your only hope is that the BIOS can boot from USB.

    Or I am missing something :blink
     
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  3. aw69

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    When i bought the hard drive there was no way of connecting the hard drive as the connector was sitting the same way as on a PC, so I goggled around the web and saw that I needed a caddy-case as that what was recommended, but as it turned out all I needed was the connector as I have now got the laptop to see the hard drive
     
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  4. pvp

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    I dont think that your 760L bios is gonna support booting from external USB hard disk.
     
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  5. hbroomhall

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    I suspect the caddy-case in this instance is the semi-open surround piece of plastic found on some IBMs that clips to the drive and usualy converts the pins to another plug format.

    Harry.
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Ah so, thank you glasshopper 8)
     
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  7. aw69

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    Harry, you hit it right on the head caddy case was the only thing I could think of calling it.
     
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