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User Info: mwjohnson5

mwjohnson5
3 years ago#1
I bought a 2,5 Wd scorpio blue hardrive for my m18x r2. When I installed it would not show up at all then I took the housing out and I realized that there are 4 small connector pins on the right side of the drive connector but on the hardrive that is already in the laptop there are no 4 pins. Did I buy the wrong kind of hardrive?
The realdeal aka theman

User Info: Love_Me_Sexy

Love_Me_Sexy
3 years ago#2
Take the piece off the old HDD and put it on the new HDD.
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User Info: mwjohnson5

mwjohnson5
3 years ago#3
Love_Me_Sexy posted...
Take the piece off the old HDD and put it on the new HDD.

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The realdeal aka theman



I'm adding a second hardrive. the laptop has 3 connectors

User Info: mwjohnson5

mwjohnson5
3 years ago#4
Help! There was already a drive in my laptop and I just wanted to add a second drive but on the second drive there are 4 pins that don't connect to anything. There are no 4 pins on the original hardrive. So did I order the wrong type of hardrive or something? The hardrive slides into the slots but the 4 pins dont connect to anything and the harddrive does not show up at all.
The realdeal aka theman

User Info: PerpetualPanik

PerpetualPanik
3 years ago#5
The 4 pins sound like a Molx connector for power? Have you purchased a desktop HDD?

Can we have a link to your purchase?
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User Info: mwjohnson5

mwjohnson5
3 years ago#6
This is it and no it's not a desktop hardrive. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C9TECFO/ref=pe_385040_30332190_TE_M3T1_ST1_dp_1
The realdeal aka theman

User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
3 years ago#7
http://www.datarecoverytutorial.com/wp-images/recover-data-from-laptop/laptop-sata-hard-drive.jpg
^ this

User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
3 years ago#8
sometimes they have sata power and molex power

http://i.imgur.com/RtzxQ.gif
^ this
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