Solved Laptop sata ports

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Apple Pie

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Hello, i would like some help with my laptop. I had this situation where i unpluged the wifi card and somehow the hdd stopped working, found out the 2 sata ports are not working at all, so i saw this third port that had something plugged into it from the inside of the laptop so i inplugged it and plugged in the hdd and now it works, but my concern is what did i unplug? Heres the link of the photo:
1 - primary port
2 - secondary port
3 - the third port that i unplugged the cable from and plugged in the hdd
4 - the unknown cable i unpplugged
 

Bruce

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if you follow that unplugged cable along its length, does it not lead back to that hard driver shown.
does that laptop model allow/have 2 drive bays?
 

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As per Bruces post the hard drive does appear to be connected to the number 4 connector?

Please include full model number when seeking help
 

Apple Pie

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if you follow that unplugged cable along its length, does it not lead back to that hard driver shown.
does that laptop model allow/have 2 drive bays?
it shouldnt lead back to the hard drive as the hard drive is currently plugged in and working and yes the laptop has 2 bays
 

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Glad you got it sorted and thanks for concluding your thread (y)
 
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