|Subject:||Trying to Resurrect a laptop - Need advice|
|Date:||Sat, 25 May 2013|
I have a Inspiron 8200 laptop that I thought to make work. It was
missing its hard drive (and caddy), as well as Ram and Ethernet card.
I thought it might be easy because I already had in my parts bins all
except a hard drive caddy and connector, which I quickly ordered
cheaply on Ebay. I have determined that all is fine EXCEPT the hard
drive is not recognized. I have tried two hard drives that I already
have. Both IDE. Neither is recognized (so says the BIOS).
Since the battery takes a charge, and I have the adapter to do it, I
still would like make this Inspiron go. But maybe I am kidding
myself. Maybe both of my hard drives are no good, as they were
recovered from other laptops, but right now I have no way to determine