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HDD Problem..Detected but not booting...Very Very Urgent Please


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#1 nikskwats

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 09:41 AM

hi,

Recently I removed the HDD from my Acer laptop for some work and putted back inside. after that i started the laptop and it works well then i cover the HDD and tighten all screws ...after that when i restart the laptop it does boot up. after the Acer logo blank screen comes up.Even i can't boot with XP CD

i checked the bios it is detecting the hdd.I thought some thing remains loose when i open up the laptop. i remove the HDD and then try to boot with CD and It booted successfully.

Pls help me in resolving the issue.whether HDD is damaged or whats causing it.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:40 PM

You need to remove the HD cover and get it working properly again. Then, make certain you are using the correct screws when you put it back. Some may be long, some short.

Tighten one screw, then try to boot. Tighten another, try to boot again. You may have one of those screws that is causing the problem.

Good luck. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:00 AM

hi,

I removed the HDD cover and try to boot ..if i keep the HDD at an angle (30deg) it works fine and laptop boots.So I put some paper under the HDD so that it remains at that angle and the laptop is working.But the problem is that With the HDD at that angle I can't cover it back.Is the problem in the connector on the board or HDD conncetor.All the pins of the HDD looks to be Ok.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:11 AM

it could be when you pulled it out you pulled it out at an angle or to hard by accident and damaged the IDE connector going into it. Im assuming its IDE right?

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:00 AM

now even it is not detecting the hdd..if i remove the hdd it detect dvd otherwise it does detect both.

can ide adaptor be repaired ??

how much time it will take

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:41 AM

It does sound like the connector was damaged when you first removed the drive. Many 2.5" drives have a small adaptor connected to the hard drive, with each manufacturer using one that is made for the connector on their motherboard.

I would make certain that the adaptor is on the drive properly. Maybe it remained on the motherboard connector when you removed the HD?

If that all checks out good, then I would have an expert look at it. Someone who knows that make of laptop. They might see something obvious that you may not notice.

Good luck.

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