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Replace hard drive

There was a loud clanking noise coming from my computer that lasted for about 20 minutes. My computer seem to start working normally but later started working slower. Now I get the following message: "Smart failure predicted on hard disk O: Toshiba MK6022GAX-(pm)warning: immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent.

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  • allam2007 Oct 06, 2008

    Thanks for your reply. If I may say so, my problem is my question. Is it difficult to replace the hard drive? I know that it is located behind the cd/dvd drive.



    Thanks again.

    allam2007

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You didn't ask any question ....but you already know the answer. The drive is most likely now a paperweight.

If you have critical data to recover, you can contact Drive Savers ...they're pricey, but they're good!

Hope this helps - remember to rate! :)

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

  • Scott Merrill
    Scott Merrill Oct 07, 2008

    The hard drive is one of the easiest things to replace on a laptop, if not the easiest. Once you remove the drive cover/door, there may be a couple screws to remove (not always) holding the drive to the frame. After that, you just ease the drive out and replace.

    Note: many laptops have a connector (usually black) that fits over the pins. If your old drive has one, make sure to remove it and affix it to the new drive before installation, lest ye bend all the pins and render the new drive dead before usage :)

    Scott




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