Re: Laptop hard drive
Originally Posted by troy
Ok so I was troubleshooting a friend's laptop. They accidentally dropped their laptop from the couch and now it comes up with an error saying it can't boot from the hard drive. I troubleshooted the laptop and it seems that the hard drive is dead since it doesn't appear that there's any power going to the hard drive, or it just doesn't want to come on. My question is, is the hard drive dead? or could it be something else?
Did you unscrew the laptop's HDD bay and check if it's even plugged in? That could be the source of your problem right there. Laptop hard drives are pretty rugged and if the laptop was assembled correctly, one drop of a laptop should not shatter the hard drive as the plastic would absorb the shock.
But if in fact it is broken, THIS
should do you well. It's in my laptop I have right now (broken). Speaking of which, PM me since I'm selling the hard Drive.
XPEX Vortex 3620 Mid Tower, Rosewill 450 Watt PSU, MSI P6N SLI Platinum 650i, Intel Celeron D 356, 2GB G.SKILL DDR2 800, Western Digital 40GB, (2) EVGA 7950GT 256MB Video Cards in SLI, HP DVD Multi-Burner, Windows XP.