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So we've managed to get to the America Megatrends screen where it prompts you to press F1 but pressing F1 doesn't work. >.< We think the wireless keyboard may be part of the issue but previously it worked so probably not that.
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Just tried the drive by itself and nothing happened. Taking out the battery and seeing what's up now.
Just double checking, but you are sure you have power to the drive ?
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So we've managed to get to the America Megatrends screen where it prompts you to press F1 but pressing F1 doesn't work. >.< We think the wireless keyboard may be part of the issue but previously it worked so probably not that.


I would eliminate the wireless keyboard. I have had issue trying to do installs with those. I have an old style one I use just for things like this.
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If you still can't enter the efi by pressing del, clear the RTC and you'll get a press f1 to enter setup. That should get you in.
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Just double checking, but you are sure you have power to the drive ?
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I would eliminate the wireless keyboard. I have had issue trying to do installs with those. I have an old style one I use just for things like this.
We got into the EFI bios screen and looked around, changed to IDE/AHCI mode. Oddly enough the BIOS only shows six SATA ports total. We'll keep experimenting with ports and settings. Just checking: a reboot is needed for these effects to take place?
And yes it should have power but i'll double check the connection anyway.
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post #15 of 18
Does the BIOS recognize the SSD plugged into port 0?

Do you have a spare HDD? You could check if the SATA controller is damaged. If you do connect the HDD to each SATA port and see if BIOS recognizes it.
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Well? the CMOS reset helped?
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So we just basically did a complete reinstall of all components and now they seem to be working in order. Not sure if it was clearing the CMOS, the power plug, or whatnot but the point is now everything's fine. Thanks everyone who gave helpful suggestions!
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