The hard drive works perfectly in other laptops but it is not detected in Dell inspiron s5423 core i7 laptop

oafogo

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Dell inspiron s5423 not detecting hard drives. It shows check cable connection! PXE - MOF: exiting intel PXE Rom when I try to boot up the system.
 

dudeman509

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Try removing the DVD drive and see if the HDD will work in that SATA slot. If not, I think either the controller or part of the motherboard is bad and would have to be changed. I've never run into this myself, but I have seen various other parts of laptop motherboards go bad.
 

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There's no cable between. The drive bay is fixed onto the motherboard

Sometimes if I run ePSA pre-boot system Assessment test it will detect that "ALL TESTS PASSED" but will still see no hard drive to boot from. I changed the BIOS from Legacy to UEF1 boot mode, no way. I left it on Factory default settings still no positive result.
 

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Thank you @Dudeman09. I really appreciate


Well, it could be a bad controller or solder point on the motherboard, Because the DVD Rom is not detected as well, but the USB drive shows on the boot devices.

I think the hard drive connector is faulty and has to be checked first. What's your suggestion?
 

dudeman509

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Try removing the DVD drive and see if the HDD will work in that SATA slot. If not, I think either the controller or part of the motherboard is bad and would have to be changed. I've never run into this myself, but I have seen various other parts of laptop motherboards go bad.
 


Seriously, the optical drive and the hard drive don't have the same connector.
 
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