how to install an unformatted hard drive to laptop?
Posted on 2008-11-14
the laptop is a dell 600m.
I bought a new (unformatted) seagate 160 hard drive & placed it in the drive bay.
i looked with a flash lite into that bay & it seems that the pins will not reach
the socket. what is there to this laptop that prevents the drive from connecting?
the BIOS does not recognize the drive.
I put the seagate tools cd-rom in cd-rom drive to run that program to format the drive.
But the cd-rom will not run. there is no OS, as no drive.
I'm thinking of selling this laptop & returning the drive to Newegg as I am at a loss
as to how to install a drive.
I am not familiar with laptop upgrades.
For instance, does the drive fit into some kind of carriage that then slips into the bay?