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* Solved * HDD pulled from PC not recognised in external caddy? * Solved - removed jumper *

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I have an HDD pulled from an old PC which was working with no problems. But when I put in in my external caddy, it is powered up but not read. I have tried another IDE drive and it is recognised in … Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
I have an HDD pulled from an old PC which was working with no problems. But when I put in in my external caddy, it is powered up but not read. I have tried another IDE drive and it is recognised in the same caddy.

The drive has a copy of XP on it - does that make a difference?
Or is it something to do with master/slave settings (not sure what this is exactly tbh), and if so, how to change them?
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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there should be a small jumper pin on the rear of the drive denoting whther its is slave/master etc, that may be it, but i'm not really an expert

http://www.recovery-soft.com/resource/images/install-ide-hard-drive-jumper.gif
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Thanks - yes, just been looking at the pins and there is a jumper on # 1 - I'm going to remove that and check what happens before trying other possibilities.... rep added, thanks
#3
Whoohoo! Removing the jumper worked - thanks!
#4
woot, wasn't sure that was it, but greeeaaat
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Liddle ol' me
Whoohoo! Removing the jumper worked - thanks!


aye but make sure if the temperature drops you wrap up warm though :thumbsup:

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