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Laptop won't shut down after installing 2nd HDD Caddy in Asus K55a

Hi, I bought a EiioX SATA 2nd 2.5'' Hard Drive Caddy for my Asus K55a. It works fine in that I can see and use the 2nd hdd however it will not shut down properly the screen just stays blank but powered on so I have to hold down the power button to turn it off. Any suggestions? thank you
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  1. Best answer
    Did you try to removing the 2nd HDD to see if the shutdown issue still occurs. Installing a 2nd HDD should not affect how the computer shutsdown.
  2. Asus_Fred said:
    Did you try to removing the 2nd HDD to see if the shutdown issue still occurs. Installing a 2nd HDD should not affect how the computer shutsdown.


    Yes, if I take out the 2nd HDD it all shuts down fine. I have currently removed it until I find a solution as I can't work with it not shutting down properly. I have put it in and taken it out several times and everytime it is in there it won't shut down properly but it never happens when it's not in there.

    Thanks
  3. bobson1 said:
    Asus_Fred said:
    Did you try to removing the 2nd HDD to see if the shutdown issue still occurs. Installing a 2nd HDD should not affect how the computer shutsdown.


    Yes, if I take out the 2nd HDD it all shuts down fine. I have currently removed it until I find a solution as I can't work with it not shutting down properly. I have put it in and taken it out several times and everytime it is in there it won't shut down properly but it never happens when it's not in there.

    Thanks


    Have you tried installing the 2nd HDD and going into the BIOS and reset it to factory defaults? Try and see if that helps.
  4. bobson1 said:
    Hi, I bought a EiioX SATA 2nd 2.5'' Hard Drive Caddy for my Asus K55a. It works fine in that I can see and use the 2nd hdd however it will not shut down properly the screen just stays blank but powered on so I have to hold down the power button to turn it off. Any suggestions? thank you


    I have exactly the same problem! K55-VJ
  5. im about to buy an asus and about to put hdd caddy in.

    hv you guys found any solution to your problem?
  6. I have same prolems , but if i on linux it shutdown good .
  7. Hey guys,

    In my caddy, close to the pins there is a small white piece of plastic. I just notice it today. If you switch it to the other position, all my problems where solved.

    Hope you can go around with that. Cheers
    Victor
  8. Thanks Victor,
    This was really bugging me but switching that fixed it


    Victor Caldas said:
    Hey guys,

    In my caddy, close to the pins there is a small white piece of plastic. I just notice it today. If you switch it to the other position, all my problems where solved.

    Hope you can go around with that. Cheers
    Victor
  9. Victor Caldas said:
    Hey guys,

    In my caddy, close to the pins there is a small white piece of plastic. I just notice it today. If you switch it to the other position, all my problems where solved.

    Hope you can go around with that. Cheers
    Victor


    Hi. Can you show that piece of plastic? Thanks.
  10. ashep said:
    Victor Caldas said:
    Hey guys,

    In my caddy, close to the pins there is a small white piece of plastic. I just notice it today. If you switch it to the other position, all my problems where solved.

    Hope you can go around with that. Cheers
    Victor


    Hi. Can you show that piece of plastic? Thanks.


    Hi Ashep,

    Sorry but I don't own the computer anymore but the piece I refer to looks like a lever and that can be moved between 2 positions. If you inspect closely, you will find. If nothing appears, probably your thing does not have this "feature"
  11. Victor Caldas said:
    ashep said:
    Victor Caldas said:
    Hey guys,

    In my caddy, close to the pins there is a small white piece of plastic. I just notice it today. If you switch it to the other position, all my problems where solved.

    Hope you can go around with that. Cheers
    Victor


    Hi. Can you show that piece of plastic? Thanks.


    Hi Ashep,

    Sorry but I don't own the computer anymore but the piece I refer to looks like a lever and that can be moved between 2 positions. If you inspect closely, you will find. If nothing appears, probably your thing does not have this "feature"



    Thank you! Just found it.
  12. Victor Caldas said:
    Hey guys,

    In my caddy, close to the pins there is a small white piece of plastic. I just notice it today. If you switch it to the other position, all my problems where solved.

    Hope you can go around with that. Cheers
    Victor


    woooww thank you so much sir, it really work on my device
  13. Victor Caldas said:
    Hey guys,

    In my caddy, close to the pins there is a small white piece of plastic. I just notice it today. If you switch it to the other position, all my problems where solved.

    Hope you can go around with that. Cheers
    Victor


    How the heck did you figure that out, I went a headache thinking it the was OS (I figured out worked fine in safemode in W10). Mind was black but it was indeed a switch, it had three positions and I switched it to the middle one, does anyone know what the three positions do? Anyways, wish I pinpointed that it was the second HDD's fault earlier, but thanks Vic!
  14. Amen to that! Works like charm!

    The switch in my caddy is situated inside, so you have to take disk out, in order to switch it.
  15. Victor Caldas said:
    Hey guys,

    In my caddy, close to the pins there is a small white piece of plastic. I just notice it today. If you switch it to the other position, all my problems where solved.

    Hope you can go around with that. Cheers
    Victor

    Thanks alot! Works normal now.
  16. THANKS A LOT, thats fix it great.

    Victor Caldas said:
    Hey guys,

    In my caddy, close to the pins there is a small white piece of plastic. I just notice it today. If you switch it to the other position, all my problems where solved.

    Hope you can go around with that. Cheers
    Victor
  17. I tried changing all three positions of the switch. I also isolated the third ground pin with some tape, but the problem still persists. If I shutdown the laptop right after I turn it on, it turns off normally, but if I open some files in the HDD (caddy) and let them run for a while, modificate them, the shutdown freezes at the last bit and leaves me with a black screen.

    Maybe putting an SSD into the caddy instead of the HDD would work, I am not sure, but then I encounter another problem with Boot options, where everytime I get Bios screen and have to manually select it to boot from windows boot manager: ssd
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