No bootable device

By dcritt70
Oct 25, 2011
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  1. I have a Toshiba Satellite L655D laptop computer. I've had it for over a year, so the warranty has expired. I have an error message stating "No bootable device, check cable connection. I know this is a hard drive problem. However, I placed a brand new, off the shelf, hard drive into the laptop and received the exact same error message. Does this mean I have a controller problem? And if so, how can I fix this myself without paying $300 or more at a shop?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Is the hard drive detected in the bios, if not the motherboard might be bad. I replace a lot of laptop motherboards
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,158   +599

    "no bootable device" usually means there is no HD with a bootable partition marked "active". Your new HD needs to be made active and the OS install, which I assume you would have known. notes:

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