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Dropped Laptop, Non-responsive Hdd

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#1 switchbladekarl


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Posted 26 July 2008 - 09:48 AM

My buddy dropped his laptop and broke the screen. I tried to use my monitor for it only to find that the hard drive was dead. He bought a new hard drive and I installed it, and the computer still says that the hard drive is not properly powered on. I can get through the beginning diagnostics of installing an OS, but then after the driver installation, when it prompts to actually install the OS (Windows XP Home Edition) it fails, saying that the hard drive is not powered on correctly. What are some of the possible causes for this?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 26 July 2008 - 10:10 AM

What are some of the possible causes for this?

Dropping the laptop would definitely be one of them. No telling what was knocked loose. Could be something internal, like the connection that the drive slides into

Edited by garmanma, 26 July 2008 - 10:12 AM.

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