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DST Short Test / Hard Drive Not Detected

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hayes257, Dec 5, 2009.

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  1. hayes257

    hayes257 Thread Starter

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    My Dell Labtop can't detect the internal Hard drive
    I get this Error Msg:
    Error Code 0141
    Msg: Error Code 2000-0141
    Msg: Hard Drive- No Drive Detected
    The Given error code and message can be used by Dell
    Technical Support to help Diagnose the Problem.


    My Question is 2 things : first What other information would you need to better help me with this situation

    2nd ~ If its not detecting my hard drive at all ...does that mean I have Bad cells ?
     
  2. win2kpro

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    Check the connections to the drive, but when its not being detected it generally means the controller board has failed.
     
  3. hayes257

    hayes257 Thread Starter

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    Ok I have no exp opening Labtops ... to check if its all connected right ... is it the same as a PC .. I mean is there a easy way to do it ... I dont wanna harm it anymore then it already is
     
  4. win2kpro

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    You didn't say you were refercing a laptop drive, they just plug in. It's just most likely that the controller board is dead if their is no detection.
     
  5. hayes257

    hayes257 Thread Starter

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    WHen My controller board is dead , should I just Buy a new labtop ? or can it be fixed by the avg. guy ? lol I really don't want to lose the infomation thats on my Top . I'll do what ever it takes to fix this if you give me a "How to "
    I appreciate you taking the time to help me btw ^^
     
  6. win2kpro

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    The hard drive can be replaced by most any service shop that services laptops. Whether you will be able to get the data back or not may be expensive. If the hard drive has to go to a professional data recovery service the price could be $500-$1,000. If the shop that replaces the hard drive can recover the data, the cost would be less.
     
  7. Hughv

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    I have seen drives that were just loose from their connection, and re-seating them solved the problem.
     
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