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Hard drive has died

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by borely, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. borely

    borely Thread Starter

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    I posted here a while back with complaints about my PC, as i couldnt get XP to re-install.

    Well, now it tells me the Hard drive is dead and to contact the manufacturer(n) .

    Its a Dell Dimension 4300 1.7GHz, and from a quick google search i have found a replacement HD, but its 140 notes. Now, if that doesnt work and the computer still wont get its act together then im £140 down, which im not keen on:mad: .

    My question is...... Its only a 40gig HD, and i know i could find one a lot cheaper than £140, but im not sure if it would be compatible.
    Does anyone know if these machines are fussy as to what make or model of HD you sling in them??:confused:
     
  2. win2kpro

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    Any 40 gig IDE drive should work. I just looked at some 40 gig drives online at Newegg.com and they averaged about $40US.
     
  3. borely

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    Great!
    Its definately worth a shot at that price as i dont mind a 40 note mistake if some other problem decides to rear its ugly head.
    Well if this doesnt work its defo a new PC.
    Thanks very much!
     
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    most harddrives have a 1-2 or 3 year warranty...go to the mfr website, there is a page where u can input your serial no'..........never know u might get lucky
     
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