Replaced SSD, Bios wont detect SSD or new HDD

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    trumanzi

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    I have replaced the SSD in my aao with a toshiba HDD. However now when i boot i experience one of two issues.


    Orange light flashes, or
    System boots straight into bios, Bios does not detect HDD.


    Any ideas? have i broken it beyond repair? the laptop is only about 2 months old :( i have tried multiple ZIF cables and the original SSD and my new HDD.


    Thanks,
     
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    me2, i brought a Photofast 32G 366X CF with CF to ZIF adapter but Bios wont detect it!
    Bios updated v3309.
    please help!
     
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    Trumanzi,

    Look very closely at the ribbon cable. You may have one of the trace conductors bent over and touching the trace next to it causing a short circuit. If you find this you might be able to push it back, but I ended cutting a small amount off the end of the cable and it was still long enough to reach inside the hdd connector. Worked fine after that.
     
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    trumanzi

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    Funnily enough i actually fixed it last night using a very similar method to you, however i ended up cutting the end off AND taping a new cable behind the old one so it was thicker and fit in the SSD


    But thank you for the reply
     
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