Windows 10: How to test a SATA port Solved

  1.    16 Jul 2016 #1

    How to test a SATA port


    Hey Guys,

    Boy I sure hope that this thread doesn't go as long as the other one. BUT...a problem a raised when I disconnected all drives in the last thread "System Image Problem"


    After all was fixed on recovering the Image, I plugged in all SATA ports and I found that my second DVD wouldn't work, tried switching SATA cables and ports and no luck on the DVD. I took a different DVD out of wife computer, Shush, hooked it up and still no recognizing the drive.


    Is this possible that this situation can happen?? Is there a way to check this port other that what I did, without buying expensive SATA port checkers? Is there a way to force the system to recognize the DVD, the BIOS says its there.

    --
    Nick
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 3,174
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       16 Jul 2016 #2

    hi,im no expert, self taught ,trial and error kind of guy ... ,but what I would try is remove all drive ,, and plug the hdd in the suspect sata plug ,see what happens
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    18 Jul 2016 #3

    Well...... , I tried what you suggested and here is what I conclude.

    I switched cables by crossing them, and I got all drives working, so I concluded that I must have not had a cable seated very well. I switched them back and the problem happened again, now I am stumped. So I decided to put them in the position that made everything work. When I did, same condition.

    So I conclude this, the Mother Board is bad, it is either cracked or the trace\s are broken. This being a multi-layer board, I hold no hope in fixing a broken trace.

    --
    Nick
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 3,174
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       18 Jul 2016 #4

    [QUOTE=caddman6425;739204]Well...... , I tried what you suggested and here is what I conclude.

    I switched cables by crossing them, and I got all drives working, so I concluded that I must have not had a cable seated very well. I switched them back and the problem happened again, now I am stumped. So I decided to put them in the position that made everything work. When I did, same condition.

    So I conclude this, the Mother Board is bad, it is either cracked or the trace\s are broken. This being a multi-layer board, I hold no hope in fixing a broken trace.

    --
    Nick[/QUOT
    good try ,, good luck with making it work or getting a new board
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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