Hello, here recently my acer 7552-6061 laptops hard drive went bad, and i swapped the hard drive out of my 6930 to check and see if that was truely the problem with my 7552g. It was the problem, so i ordered a new hdd for the 7552g. When i went to install the hdd back in my 6930, it would not recognize it. Any suggestions?
Resetting cmos by jumping G1/G2
Switching from IDE/AHCI controllers
Removing and reinstalling ram/hdd
Downloading AHCI controller drivers from acer support ( which are not "compatible" with any hardware on the PC)
The HDD is not recognized in BIOS nor windows 7 setup. Also, BIOS takes a little longer to get passed now ( roughly 1-2mins compared to nearly instant before.)
I haven't seen or heard of this for some time but there was a time wnen some OEMs would configure their BIOS to recognize only HDDs provided by them (the OEM). That way they get to overcharge you for more than just a computer.
The hard drive in the 6930 is the problem, it was working before I took it out. The new hard drive i ordered from newegg works fine in my 7552g. The hard drive that will not work in 6930 will work in my 7552g.
Vrumor, i tried that and when it shows the listed disks it shows:
Disk 0 - no media - 0b - 0b.
It will not allow me to clean it because it says the disk has no media..
It confuses me because this exact disk will work in my other laptop.
EDIT: After re-reading the post I have better understanding now. Have you checked for any BIOS updates? Might be worth a shot. Really odd that the issue seemed to be caused by only disconnecting the drive.
This is the original HDD that came with this laptop
That's what makes it even weirder
I downloaded the bios updates, but I only have a USB flash drive atm. How would i update the bios with the flash drive?
Not sure on your specific motherboard how that would work. But for example I extract the BIOS file to the root of my USB drive. Then shortly after POST I have an option to update my BIOS (might even be option to update within the BIOS as well). It finds the drives attached and I can select the BIOS update.
Not sure if that helps at all.
Note: Wonder if some how the BIOS became corrupt? Or for some reason needed the Drive that was attached which in return is creating the short delay now that your noticing. Just some side thoughts.
I'm drawing a blank ATM.
The only thing I can think of is taking a flashlight and bright light and doing a close visual inspection of the connector pins to see if anything unusual is up there.
Both on the HDD and inside the laptop HDD bay.