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All IDE drives not showing up in BIOS

By charlieanddawn ยท 6 replies
Jul 31, 2007
  1. I put a new case on my Gigabyte GA-PIPE100 last night. Now it does not see any disk drives or hard drives. Ive checked cables,master ,slave wether it was comming from IDE 1 OR 2. ANY SUGGESTIONS
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    reseat cables. check orientation. check dip switches. Replace cmos battery is old.
  3. charlieanddawn

    charlieanddawn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Done but no luck

    Done but no luck
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    worth a check for shorts underneath the board such as support studs that are in the wrong place?
    Have you damaged the board in switching cases?
    new case PSU OK - output to the drives showing on a voltmeter?
    try unplugging all the drives except the boot HDD - does it see that?
  5. charlieanddawn

    charlieanddawn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    done most of that

    I am looking for shorts and hope I did not damage the MOBO. My feeling is that it is the MOBo
  6. charlieanddawn

    charlieanddawn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All is well after dioing everything else. I took out the MOBO and reinstalled it starting it up after started it up each time I replaced a screw on the posts. I knew I was on the right track when it started up when I turned it on with no mounting screws. All was well until I tightened the last screw (closest to the power supply) You should know the answer by now. I left out one mounting screw and it runs fine.
  7. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Ingenious ! Thanks.
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