Solved

20Gig  Toshiba into Thinkpad 2626 -cou

Posted on 2003-11-10
6
346 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I have a Thinkpad 2626-cou that the owner has tried to replace the HD with a Toshiba 20 GIG HDD ...

He is not able to read nor access the HDD  or the CD. My first thought (over the phone) was to tell him to check the jumpers..according to him...there were no jumpers.

I now have it in my hands...and he is correct...no jumpers.

Anybody have any idea
0
Comment
Question by:tvacc
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
chicagoan earned 250 total points
ID: 9719374
MK2004GAL and it's brothers have the cable select pin connector within the 44 pin rear connector. Pin 28 is CSEL

See http://sdd.toshiba.com/localcache/820000000a6e000003bf0000000100000000.pdf for the diagram

On these older laptops, you're either going to have to get fancy with a soldering gun or exacto knife or get a direct replacement drive. Simple Tech. markets one for about $200 (20G).
I'm sure other OEM drives would work fine as long as they have the out-of connector jumpers.

0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:LucF
ID: 9751323
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:chicagoan
ID: 9755141
That may be another issue but the fact that the drive has killed the CD points one to the conclusion that the drive and CD have the same master/CS/slave settings and as there's no mechanism on this machine to change it makes me want to suggest a drive with out-of-connector jumpers.
It's possible that the drive's master/slave status could be set via an inband command or firmware change, but the companies web site had no info on that and the effort involved might not be worth it.
It's also possible to cut or jump the trace on the drive but a wrong move there would turn it into a paperweight and the resulting CS implementation might not work with the CD which probably doesn;t have CS capability.
0
Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:LucF
ID: 9944467
tvacc, some feedback please...
0
 

Author Comment

by:tvacc
ID: 9945329
Thanks for the help...unit has been sitting here while customer was out of town. Just picked it up today...It appears the correct answer is the from the first answer.
Just does not have out of connector jumpers for drive selection. Customer has returned the drive to  wherever he bought it.
He may come back if he is unable to return it...and then I can get to it with the wire cutters and exacto knife...or S. Iron.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:LucF
ID: 9945357
Ok, keep us informed how it goes.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Having issues meeting security compliance criteria because of those pesky USB drives? Then I can help you! This article will explain how to disable USB Mass Storage devices in Windows Server 2008 R2.
I previously wrote an article addressing the use of UBCD4WIN and SARDU. All are great, but I have always been an advocate of SARDU. Recently it was suggested that I go back and take a look at Easy2Boot in comparison.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question