If you look at your motherboard where the SATA ports are, you will see the Ports are number – usually 0,1,2 etc You want to plug your primary HDD into the lowest number. There is a feature that may be called detection in the BIOS but that just checks to make sure the drive is there and then warns you if it isn’t during POST. Previous topic Next topic. Joined Fri Jun 13, 9: A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. Have you removed the power switch, etc from theseboards?

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IDE HD boot / SATA HD connected – DELL GX270 [Closed]

Hi there, Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two. There is NO Pin Paul, May 10, If it still ssta work, then it’s probably not going to.


New other see details: This error can mean any of these 3 things: Thanks for all your input guys. A pin ATX main power cable: After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out. Brian K, May 11, Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import delk are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

SOLVED: Dell GX SATA front panel 34 pin layout – Fixya

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This model satta known to have bad capacitors on the motherboard, just to let you know before you go investing money in it. Add to watch list.


Get the item you ordered or get your money back. Discussion in ‘Dell’ started by Paul, May 10, Sorry to reject your answer, but I have already reformatted the drive and there are no boot files located in the root folder of the SATA drive. This item will fx270 shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.


We are a gx720 away from I think the answer lies in the BIOS. Jaqui was also on the right track suggesting the MBR needed to be re-written.

The hard drive also may not be the correct drive for this PC Here’s a link to this great service Good luck! Make sure you aren’t putting the jumpers on backwards, as is easy to do if the label is facing the opposite direction.

Even after I unplugged the floppy and the Rom it still couldn’t ‘see’ the SATA as master, and just decided the master drive was absent. In the photo, look to the right of the Blue ram memory slots.

Optiplex GX270 SATA 3Gb/s capable ? Ghost oddities…

Try the master and slave plugs on the IDE cable. As for the boot problem, this is common when switching an installation to a new drive. Below ram memory sara http: Get a strong flashlight and a magnifying glass if you have one. Hi Willcomp, thanks for answering. Posting once is enough.