09-29-2020 03:44 PM
I've opened my 2 years old laptop to replace the hard drive (was giving problems, like stalling) with an SSD. But then I discovered that the SATA socket on the motherboard was broken (the top lock was not locking well). As soon as I moved the hard drive the flat cabled came out of the connector and the plastic fell out. Any attempts to put this back and turn on the laptop failed.
Is there anyway to replace this socket?
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09-29-2020 04:10 PM - edited 09-29-2020 04:42 PM
According to the service manual, there is a M.2 slot that supports NVMe SSD's which are much faster than SATA drives.
I would forget fixing the SATA port and install a M.2 NVMe drive. I doubt it can be done without replacing the motherboard.
Below is the link to the crucial memory/SSD report for your notebook.
If you scroll down the page, they have compatible M.2 SSD's for sale.
The P5 NVMe drives have faster read/write speeds than the P2's.
Just make sure that your notebook has the M.2 socket present now that you have it taken apart.
09-29-2020 06:59 PM
You're very welcome.
You'll love the blazing performance of a M2 NVMe drive.
See if you can use the HP cloud recovery tool to create a bootable USB recovery drive that will reinstall W10, the drivers and the software that originally came with your notebook.
Here is an info link for how to use the cloud recovery tool.
09-29-2020 10:30 PM
In just received and installed Crucial P1 500GB 3D NAND NVMe
However, it doesn't seem like the system sees it, and running diskpart from the rescue disk doesn't see it either.
Is there sometime special that I need to do, e.g. update the BIOS?
09-30-2020 06:52 AM
According to the manual, the drive should have just worked.
I don't believe that you need to update the BIOS, and since no OS is installed, you wouldn't be able to as far as I am aware.
I recommend that you start a new post on this problem as I have no idea what could be wrong.
I assume you have the drive firmly seated in the M.2 slot and screwed down with the retaining screw?
09-30-2020 06:19 PM
You prompt me to re-check my work. I removed and reinserted the SSD and it looks just fine now.
Using EasyUS Todo backup/restore tool to clone the internal HD (plugged into the USB) onto the SSD.
Crossing fingers that it will boot. still going!
Again thank you very much for your help!