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laptop wont start,

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by fly440, Jul 10, 2006.

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  1. fly440

    fly440 Thread Starter

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    Hi All
    My laptop started playing up ,the hard drive was making a noise like a grinding effect ,some of my applications just went missing etc etc ,so I decided to reinstall /repair from the dvd that came with it .It got nearly all the way made a weird noise an error message came up for a tenth of a second then it shut down and wont restart at all .Is it easy to install a new hard drive in laptops or does this seem even worse than that.
     
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    sounds like a harddrive to me
    and yes it can be very easy to replace harddrive

    whats the make and model of the laptop
     
  3. fly440

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    Hi Etaf
    It is a fujitsu siemens if thats any good to you, do I need any special tools to get at the hard drive I have replaced them in pc,s but never in a laptop seems a bit harder to get too.
     
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    do you have the model
    the ones I have replaced are slotted in fromthe side
    and you just have a screw on the bottom which releases a frame the hardrive is in - slot in a newone onto the frame.
    thats Compaq
    also I have seen they are sometime accessable from the bottom of the laptop - just again unscrew a cover

    theres a lot of info here on toshiba
    http://irisvista.com/tech/index.htm
    may give you an idea

    you will need a 2.5" harddrive for the laptop
     
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    If you're going to do it yourself, get a copy of the hardware manual for the laptop to be sure you're unscrewing the proper parts.
     
  6. fly440

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    the model is AMILO D 7800 I presume that is the model number ,I will search the net for the manual just to check but I dont have time till saturday .I will keep you informed.
     
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    thanks a lot for your help ,i will up date you as soon as i have had a go
     
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    Hi
    I cany seem to find the hardware manual ,got the operaters do you know of any other sites that can show me how to remove it ,I have looked over it and it seems as if its internal just dont want to remove the whole casing.
     
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    Uhh how old is the laptop? By removing the case you void any warranty you could have? And if it's still in effect, make them do it? lol.
     
  12. fly440

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    I took a look at that etaf,but the plate they are talking about covers the memory on my laptop ,the laptop is about 4years old so no warranty there ,looks like I might have to remove the whole of the back cover ,not looking forward to that.
     
  13. fly440

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    Hi All
    I took the plunge and started to strip the laptop down ,first thing I took out was the dvd drive ,Noticed 4 small screws holding a thin steel plate down ,low and behold the hard drive was under neath feel a bit of a nugget but at least I sorted it .Question will any hard drive fit or does it have to be siemens .
     
  14. etaf

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    any 2.5 inch should do - may be an issue on bios for size of drive - what size was the drive ???
    also some drives are low temp
     
  15. fly440

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    Hard Drive States
    Disk Drive Mk2018gas
    Hdd2168 C Ze01 T
    Dc+5v Q.7a

    S/n 72rd5575t 2p1 Ec.a

    8455mb [cyl16383,h16,s63]
    20.00gb {lba 39,070,080sectors}

    Hope That Helps
     
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