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Sony Vaio PCG-K23 Can not find hard drive


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#1 OldPhart

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:17 PM

I was given a Sony Vaio PCG-K23 laptop that had error message that said no operating system found. (My buddy's daughter attempted to remove her personal info from the hard drive and I figured she got carried away w/ the delete command.) I purchased a recovery disc from Sony and it starts but then I get an error message that says no hard drive found. I pulled the hard drive and re-installed it but same stuff. I noticed that the hard drive is magnetized in one corner and was wondering if that's normal or is that the sign of a bad drive. TIA, OldP

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:57 PM

Can you please take a photo of the hard drive and have you trying hooking the hard drive up to another computer?

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:25 PM

I'll upload a picture later today ot tomorrow. I don't have access to another laptop to try this in. Thanks, OldP

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:54 PM

there is a strong magnet in the hard drive .
http://www.computer-hardware-explained.com/hard-drive-magnets.html

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