Motherboard SATA ports non-functioning
Posted on 2013-12-10
I'm using an Asus P8H67-M PRO/CSM (REV 3.0) (Socket 1155) motherboard, which is two years old. Today, the two optical drives disappeared from My Computer in Windows 7. Booting into BIOS, those drives are no longer detected. There are four SATA-3 ports and two SATA-6 ports on the motherboard. None of the SATA-3 ports is working (anything I connect there is not detected in BIOS). If I connect a SATA DVD drive to either SATA-6 port, it works. However, there are four SATA devices installed, so I need two of those SATA-3 ports. Must I replace the motherboard, or is there another possible solution?