SSD will not boot in laptop.

I have a Solid State Hard drive that comes up as "No bootable device" or won't bring up a loading screen at all in its original laptop and a know functioning laptop, So just to check one last thing, I connected the laptop SSD to a dock then connected it to my PC and I was able to view the files from the SSD. So my question is if the files are still viewable through the dock, what could be causing the SSD to not be readable at all in the laptops?
StewartTechnologiesIT ConsultantAsked:
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
While SSDs are very useful in laptops, not all laptops will recognize all SSDs consistently.  Some systems simply will not recognize certain manufacturers or models.  The situation is getting better but it's a long way from "any SSD will work in any laptop."

Check the laptop manufacturer's site to see if there is a BIOS update that specifically states it improves compatibility with SSDs.  If not, about the only thing that can be done is use a different SSD that works in this particular laptop.  Clearly there is nothing wrong with your SSD as it works in another system.

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StewartTechnologiesIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thank you that is useful information. I will check on those BIOS updates and compatibility. But the SSD was working previously in this laptop, now it's as if its crashed and won't boot at all. But its viewable in the dock. Would the same answer still apply?
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
If the drive was working previously in this particular system then it's not a hardware compatibility issue.  I should have said previously "Clearly there is nothing wrong with your SSD's hardware as it works in another system."  But this doesn't rule out corruption of the drive's boot files.

In this situation I'd run Windows Repair on the drive and see if it can be restored to bootable condition.
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StewartTechnologiesIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thank you, that's actually a good idea.
was anything changed just before it happened ?  installed an update or software?
here a nice article on running the repair :
RyanHelp DeskCommented:
I agree with Dr. Klahn; it's probably a compatibility problem.
StewartTechnologiesIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thank you, I don't know what was changed before hand but I came across an article that said if you have the black screen and blinking caps lock button (which is what was happening) then you need to reset the cmos battery. So I took apart the whole laptop and reset it and got the same thing.
did you try the repair?
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