Need help with Asus eee pc 1001pxd undetected hard-drive


I've recently dismantled my Asus eee pc 1001pxd in order to replace the screen ribbon. Ribbon was replaced successfully and screen is good as new now!

Only problem is that now I have hard-drive detection issues. Here's what happened:
1) I reassemble the notebook, boot up => windows 7 boots normally.
2) I reboot again to validate keyboard, touchpad etc.. are ok => but wait, audio device is not detected! Windows claims a driver error. I shut it down.
3) I dismantle the notebook again, wondering if I accidentally messed one of the cables => Everything looks ok.

So now I can't even boot anymore! In safe mode the failure happens when loading classpnp.sys. Windows system restore fails consistently (asus system restores (F9) also fails). PartedMagic (USB boot) cannot detect the hard-drive. But I can see the hard-drive is there in the bios menu (F2). I hooked the hard-drive into another computer, it seems fine (no disk errors, all partitions and data are there). So I bought a new hard-drive : all same issues (PartedMagic can't detect the new hard-drive either).

So I'm running out of ideas here and could really use your help. It seems like I must have broken something while reassembling my notebook. But any idea what component it could be?

Thanks for reading. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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  1. Hi,

    After further investigations, I figured out what the problem was.
    The faulty component was the cable linking the audio/usb board to the motherboard.

    As I found out, this cable is extremely fragile and should be handled with care.

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