02-19-2018 12:33 PM
I've got a Lenovo G580, now five years old. Last week, I pressed the turn-on button and it kept eternally blocked at the logo screen.
After some research, I removed out the SSD Disk and I can succesfully boot from an external USB bootable linux live.
Furthermore, I can boot the SSD drive If I connect it from an external USB disk reader.
It looks like there's a problem somewhere in the hardware that connects the disk with the computer. How can I diagnose where exactly the problem is? The bootable linux live said something about the ATA3 unit (see screeshot attached), so here there might be a clue.
Once I've found where does the problem come from, how can I fix it?
Thank you in advance.
02-20-2018 06:09 PM
02-28-2018 02:58 PM
I got some news.
The optical disk drive isn't recognized by the computer either. It isn't displayed in the BIOS neither in Ubuntu Linux (Ubuntu loaded externally from the SSD by an usb disk reader).
I have tried with another HDD which I had with a corrupted operating system. It isn't displayed for the boot order selection, but connected to an external reader it launches, tough It has troubles launching the OS since it was corrupted previously. I'm wiping this HDD and installing it a new OS to try if it indeed works fine, but I'm pretty confident it will.
I want to remark that the SSD works fine when it's inserted and loaded from an external disk reader connected by usb to the computer.
All of this lead me to think that the issue isn't the disk and, instead, it's related to something to do with some component in the motherboard.
02-28-2018 09:19 PM