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  1. #1
    rmcb
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    Default No 80 conductor cable installed message

    Chaintech 6asa4 m/b
    Western Digital wd100ba 10gig hdd
    I get this message at boot time from bios
    "Primary ide channel no 80 conductor cable installed"

    It does have a 80 pin cable!!!

    Help please

  2. #2
    somebody
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    Default Re: No 80 conductor cable installed message

    Is the cable installed backwards, or is it damaged? Not plugged in properly?

    All factors which might need checking (you might have done it already though).

  3. #3
    Brian
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    Default Re: No 80 conductor cable installed message

    Hi rmcb!

    Have you tried the cable on another IDE channel?
    Also try to get your BIOS to auto-detect the drive. Have ytou updtaed your BIOS?

    Hope this helps!
    Brian

  4. #4
    somebody
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    Default Re: No 80 conductor cable installed message

    In the short term I'd stay away from flashing the BIOS.



  5. #5
    rmcb
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    Default Re: No 80 conductor cable installed message

    The bios is set to auto detect ide1&2, master and slave.
    The cable has a tab on it so it can't be plugged into the m/b the wrong way, and red stripe nearest power connector on hdd.
    Same problem occurs on ide channel 2.
    The hdd is detected by bios as the correct model number etc.
    I have swapped the cable end for end etc.
    Perhaps a jumper on the hdd???
    I have not flashed the bios.

  6. #6
    mikebartnz
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    Default Re: No 80 conductor cable installed message

    I'm assuming that the PC still boots and that you just get the message. If so go out and buy another cable but get one of the rounded ones. You get a better airflow. I also notice it is a 10Gig HD which may not support it. They came out before the 80pin cables.

  7. #7
    rmcb
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    Default Re: No 80 conductor cable installed message

    Got it working guys!!
    Noticed the different colloured plugs on the cable and put then in their correct places
    Thanks for the help

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