M34 Mk7 issues

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M34 Mk7 issues

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I load up the last Mk7 I had purchased. The purpose was to test the Digizoom adapter vs ide hard drive vs msata adapter. Well it seems that will have to wait till I get home now. I am having some issues with loading a OS on the system. First I dropped the x25 80GB Msata in the machine and bios sees it fine. But at the same place with the windows 7 load it blue screens, the I went on to try the 125GB Msata and it did the same thing. Same thing with the digizoom adapter. So I said screw it and threw a original toughbook 40gb IDE hard drive straight in there. Windows 7 failed at the same place, tried my xp disk, tried mint 15 live usb, and last but not least my puppy linux live sd card. All failed to load a OS.

During this time I dug though my adapter pile and got out the ide to SD card adapter and stuck the puppy linux SD in the hard drive area. Bam, boots and works fine. Anyone had any issues like this with the M34.
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Re: M34 Mk7 issues

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Sounds like a bios limitation similar to trying a sata adapter in the media bay in a mk1 or mk2 CF52.
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Re: M34 Mk7 issues

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That 1.8" ssd I used in a similar unit, is the Msata that was in it when I opened the 1.8" case.

I think the problem with mint was it was just too new of a install kernel wise.

When I get home I am going to try the same thing with the other two Mk7 units I have. This unit has been worked on before I see. It has a white price tag style sticker on the motherboard between the ram slot and wifi card that says Heartlands on it, and it looks like a date code on it also.
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Re: M34 Mk7 issues

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From what I have heard, you may be doomed if Heartlands worked on it.
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Re: M34 Mk7 issues

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Since the sticker is on the motherboard, I think that is what they must of replaced on it. Maybe for the same reason since it looks brand new and the caddy was packed away neatly. It didn't even have any tape on the HDD heater.

If they replaced the motherboard and it's still causing the same problem maybe it's another hardware causing the problem in the system. I did pull the 2100 card in a attempt to get it to boot, that and battery, never got it where it would load OS. Hell I may have to load it on another machine and just drop the drive in there then.
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Re: M34 Mk7 issues

#6 Post by Shawn »

Boy that's a tough one..Interesting challenge though...
not much to unplug on a M34.....keyboard?/touchscreen?/touchpad?/disable EVERYTHING in the bios...
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