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HELPPPP 2100:Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by hitman_36, May 23, 2011.

  1. hitman_36

    hitman_36 Notebook Consultant

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    help, my x220 arrived today. First start up was great. Everything went smooth. Then it is time to change the HDD to SSD. Changed it remove the spacer M4, turning it on. I heard something strange then it just switches off. Then I tried removing the SSD inserted it again show this 2100:detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

    Remove the SSD, install again the original HDD, still the same message ... I tried both SSD and HDD on my other computer using USB connection it works fine ... Any help would be appreciated. I'm confused ... the long awaited programm ...

    And I did not do recovery disc ...
     
  2. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    I wonder if the connector has a problem.

    John
     
  3. hitman_36

    hitman_36 Notebook Consultant

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    the connector i guess means the mainboard as well right?

    I tried also to recover using original windows 7 disc, but it does not see the drive during installation. So i guess this mean that my HDD connector was dead. I smell something funny too. It seems there is short circuit ... Any advise how to get a new product (repleacement) from Lenovo?

    what do I tell the technical support? Thanks for the advice
     
  4. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    I understand you're upset, but bumping your thread every hour is not permitted per the forum rules.

    I think your your best course of action is to call Lenovo, explain what happened and see what they say.
     
  5. hitman_36

    hitman_36 Notebook Consultant

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    ZaZ, for the record I am not trying to bump my thread. Yes I am upset desperate looking for available solutions. Since I'm living in Indonesia I have very limited options. I asked my buyer in the US to get me a solution from Lenovo and no response. As per your suggested I will call Lenovo Indonesia today to see how it goes ...

    For others doing the upgrade using M4 my suggestion is not to put the thin cover. Since it will have grounding issues. I read it somewhere but that guy managed to get it ON again and mine does not work. I think I have short circuited the X220.
     
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    dbman190 Notebook Geek

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  7. hitman_36

    hitman_36 Notebook Consultant

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    Well lucky for you and not so lucky for me. I have put the laptop in the depot service. They says I should be having it back within 10 working days. I called before to the Lenovo SE Asia and they said I don't have to pay anything since it is covered under IWS Waranty. They will even replace the HDD as well. Oh well something to soothened my terrible feeling ...
     
  8. dbman190

    dbman190 Notebook Geek

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    While this goes w/o saying, be sure to test the SDD in a USB caddy or something before you put it back in the repaired laptop, so you don't risk frying another SATA port. If it isn't detected without screws (or with the spacer in), RMA the SSD.
     
  9. hitman_36

    hitman_36 Notebook Consultant

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    Any software to test the SSD? I tried both Crystaldisc and Acronis, they both did not detect the M4 256GB SSD. It showed up on my X201 though. I can out some files in it as well. But I really wanted to know the health of this drive. Any ideas? Thanks
     
  10. MidnightSun

    MidnightSun Emodicon Super Moderator

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    HDTune (link in my signature) will let you access the SMART data of a hard drive/SSD, so you can use that to check the health of the drive. The fact that your X201 detects it but your X220 does not indicates that most likely, the drive is working perfectly fine, though.
     
  11. hitman_36

    hitman_36 Notebook Consultant

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    Below is my result from HDTune, I connect the drive through USB 2.0
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    Do you think the drive is ok?
     
  12. MidnightSun

    MidnightSun Emodicon Super Moderator

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    Well, the idea is not to look at the performance, since you'll be bottlenecked by the USB 2.0 interface anyway... instead, my advice to use HDTune was so that you can look under the Health tab to see the drive's SMART data, which will generally tell you if there is anything significantly wrong with the drive.
     
  13. hitman_36

    hitman_36 Notebook Consultant

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    It shows nothing under "Health" anything specific I must know? Under the setting etc? I formatted the disc to "NTFS"

    [​IMG]

    I tried Acronis, CrystalDisc, HardDisk Sentinel, SSDLife Free nothing shows under Health/S.M.A.R.T tabs
     
  14. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Active SMART is usually quite good at displaying the SMART data.

    John
     
  15. MidnightSun

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    That could be due to the fact that it's connected over USB... SMART data doesn't display on my external drives through USB 2.0 either. At this point, though, I think it's relatively safe to assume your SSD is okay, as it works in a USB caddy and in your X201. The issue likely lies with your X220.
     
  16. hitman_36

    hitman_36 Notebook Consultant

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    Shall I try my SSD to my X201? My X201 has no more warranty though. And I don't know how to extend the warranty.

    25th of May 2011 1337 hrs
    Well I tried the SSD in one of my guys laptop. It's an ideapad also by Lenovo. it works fine. I will post results on HDTune. Here we go:

    [​IMG]

    Is everything ok? Thanks
     
  17. hitman_36

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    So I hope today getting back my X220 back from the repair center. I checked with Lenovo's logs they have sent the parts to the repair center. Now the repair center asked 4 hours to install the mainboard. Shall I try to install the M4 again? Which is the best way to install it? I saw a few posts:
    1. Installing without the bracket, the M4 SSD in full
    2. Installing it without the top cover
    3. Installing it without both top and bottom cover.

    Which is which? Thanks
     
  18. glambert

    glambert Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah unfortunately I am having the same problem with my x220 with the 2100 Detection Error. Both the M4 ssd and my original drive come up with the same problem. I am running the ssd in my x61s as I type this so I know the drive is not the problem. Probably going to have to get my motherboard replaced, grr. Seems really strange to me that swapping out a hard drive could do that. I have replaced more hard drives than I care to remember, never caused a problem in any system before.
     
  19. hitman_36

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    Did you also ordered WWAN into your system? The repair center on my side suspects that the cables of the WWAN was not properly terminated. So the cables could the one be causing this short.
     
  20. glambert

    glambert Notebook Enthusiast

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    No I did not order the wwan. I was wondering if resetting the mother board by taking out the battery might help? I have tested both the drives (original 7200 hdd and ssd) in my other laptop and they are fine.
     

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