New to the forums and just want to say WOW great forum lots of useful information and great feedback as far as I can see. Gratz!
Just picked up this M7700 from a add thru Craigslist for $60. Guy thought the video card had went out. A little cleaning and a few hours on this forum and troubleshooted problem out to a improperly connected hard drive and a bad memoru stick... System working fine.
Motherboard version 6.1
Bios version 1.0.6
Pentium 4 3.2 w/ hyperthreading
Nvidia 6800 Go
80 GB PATA harddrive
512 MB memory ( 4 GB on order )
Aver TV tuner
Upgraded Wireless N NIC card
WIN XP Pro
The only issue is the Monitor Bezel shows a lot of wear as does the top of the main deck where the keyboard sits in. I have ordered a new Bezel and am looking for the rest of the case.
Here's the question: A friend of mine found a cable connector listed as 6-43-D90TO-0B1 IDE to SATA connector for Clevo D900T series.
I pulled the cable connector out of the one I have and its 43-D90T0-0A1 IDE connector.
My question is would changing out this cable allow me to run the newer SATA drives in this unit. The Item is from a local seller but he does not do refunds if it does not work and its $49 bucks. Don't want to waste the money if it wont work will need it to get 2 bigger hard drives for RAID O