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Laptop hard drive replaced, won’t boot up properly, shuts off in less than few second

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Yukitaken, Mar 20, 2010.

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  1. Yukitaken

    Yukitaken Thread Starter

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    My laptop had a problem with the hard drive (or so it seemed because it was unable to load up) What happened with the laptop was I tried to turn it on, the computer will load for a few seconds, then it will turn off. (So it never made even to the Windows logo screen).

    My friend took it to the technician and the technician said it was a hard drive failure and needed to buy a new hard drive and install Windows onto it. The technician was going to charge $165 for new hard drive and Windows installation.

    I thought $80 for a new hard drive than another $85 for a installation was overpriced. So I ordered the hard drive on my own and planned on replacing the hard drive myself.

    So, I replaced the hard drive. What is going on now is that if I press the power button, I see the red light on the power button. Then in less than 5 seconds or so, the computer goes off. There is nothing on the screen during those 5 seconds.

    This laptop is quite broken down, the CD Rom sometimes does not work. But regardless, with less than 5 seconds, it was quite hard to even eject the cd-rom. So I am not quite sure how am I supposed to go on and continue with the installation and such if the computer does not even turn itself on.

    Now, is this really a hard drive problem or something else? Please help. Thank you very much in advance.
     
  2. Triple6

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    $165 is actually a reasonable price.

    If you remove the new drive, does it still shut down in 3 seconds?
     
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