20 Most Recent IBM TravelStar 4GN 4.32 GB Hard Drive Questions & Answers

After further research, I TOSSED IT IN THE TRASH!

IBM TravelStar... | Answered on Jun 12, 2009

The clicking noise is the sound of the read/write heads going to the home position. The arm or bracket the heads are mounted on make the noise when they hit up against the equivalent of a *door stop*. This is the drives attempt to reorient itself when it can read something where it expects to find it. As you have guessed its probably a mechanical fault and definitely not repairable.

IBM TravelStar... | Answered on Nov 01, 2007

Bad memory stick, possibly. Or maybe bad motherboard. try different memory, and try swapping to different slots.

IBM Computers &... | Answered on Jul 23, 2019

Have you tried using an external monitor to make sure the video is working on the new motherboard?

IBM Computers &... | Answered on May 08, 2019

I am not an expert in such things but I think if you use a widely available adaptor that will power the old hard drive and provide usb connectivity your Windows 7 should be able to read and allow you to move files, as long as the old drive and the WIN 7 are both 32 BIT (or 64)...

IBM Computers &... | Answered on Apr 27, 2019

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IBM Computers &... | Answered on Apr 25, 2019

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IBM Computers &... | Answered on Apr 25, 2019

Win10 should auto-detect it; so it should need a driver from it manufacture.
Assuming the monitor is properly functioning, and if you are still having problems:
1) Use the most up-to-date connection such as HDMI, DVI, or Display Port
2) Then with the monitor connected, force a Windows update.
3) Make sure the display adapter's resolution matches one of the monitor's supported resolutions.

IBM Computers &... | Answered on Dec 19, 2018

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IBM Computers &... | Answered on Nov 26, 2018


Try the drive on other usb ports first.
Listen for the windows "Beeps" when you plug it in or take it out. If the beeps are heard then you need to go into Disk Management and assign drive letters to the partitions

IBM Computers &... | Answered on Sep 24, 2018

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