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My NEO Q Note Laptop's HDD IDE 40gb needs replacement

My NEO Q Note laptop suddenly can not continue loading the Windows. I asked a computer repair outfit in Quezon City to check it. their technicians had repair my PC and other laptop before. I find them capable an businesslike. They sent a technician who tried to make it operational but did not succeed. He said that the Hard Disk Drive IDE 40 gb is defective (Seagate is the Brand) and must be replaced. The technician did not offer any part to me. He told me to look for a part.e I went around Gilmore, Greenshills, etc. and I can not find the IDE type. They have the ATA type.
One store staff told me that the Seagate HDD IDE is still after shaking it and did not hear any sound.
The Seagate HDD IDE has a 5 year warranty attached on it. It was manufacture 2005 and it is only 2008 now.
Please help me. Thanks very much.
Freddie

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Try use Low Level Format software to format your HDD, maybe can fix the HDD.

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