02-05-2014 04:45 PM
I have an HP Pavilion s5150t. The unit would not power up, so I tested the power supply. Everything checked on the 24pin and 4pin, but the SATA cables did not deliver enough power. I hooked up a known good drive to the SATA cables and heard nothing but clicking. So, I replaced the power supply.
My machine starts, but it can't find the HD. I ran diagnostics and got BIOHD-8. I've removed the drive and placed it in an external case. Using a USB, I've plugged it in to another computer and all of the data is there.
Do I have a bad motherboard? I'd like to get this resolved ASAP because I want to get my machine back up to record the Olympics. Thank you.