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I've got an ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 motherboard. The rear-panel eSATA port used to work, and now doesn't seem to register when I plug something in. (I have two hard drive docks which both stopped working with it, so I think it's the motherboard.)

I haven't made any hardware changes recently. And no software changes other than Windows updates etc. It seems odd that it would just suddenly stop working.

Is there anything I could try, or is it probably just permanently broken?

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Try a LiveCD and see if it see drives attached to it? Try the drives on another system? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 3 '11 at 2:58

Have you done BIOS updates?

Check to see the port is still turned on in the BIOS settings.

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