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Bad hard drive on n5350

Do I need to remove the key board to to replace it? if so how?

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Most laptops keep the hard drive on the bottom side. There is a cover screwed over the area with usually 2 screws, the cover is identified by the typical 3 disc stacked symbol. In some cases the hard drive slides out of the side, still being held by two screws, some even slide of the front and you must remove 2 rubber stoppers to uncover the screw holes. Each location usually has the hard drive symbol I described eariler. Hope this helps!

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"non-stystem disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready"

Sounds to me like the hard drive has gone out on it.

If you turn the laptop over you will see a couple panels that can be removed... There will be one that has what looks like a circle type design by it that indicates hard drive access... If you cannot find this icon its not a big deal as the screws are just phillip head screws..
1. Remove panels
2. Verify Hard Drive is seated properly. (Might disconnect then reconnect to make sure)
3. If you can tell the make and model of hard drive this would be a good time to write it down. (I.E. Toshiba, Western Digital, Seagate)
4. Replace panel

Try booting the computer again. If the problem continues then you need to online and do a google search for hard drive diagnostic bootable disc for your hard drive. Most of these programs are universal and can do a cross platform basic checks on hard drives.
To go into more detailed diagnostic you are best to use the software designed by the maker of the hard drive.

1. Download test disc and burn
2. Boot laptop from cd-rom using bootable test disc
3. Run diagnostics.

If it fails then you have a bad hard drive and you will need to replace the drive.

Dec 30, 2013 | HP Compaq 6735s Notebook

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I have just replaced a bad motherboard with the same board in an hp pravilion p6653 desktop which is running an oem windows 7 version. It recognizes the motherboard as new hardware and begins startup...

You should still be able to use the current key. Try adding the key in Control Panel > System. You can even try loading Windows on to itself. Not a clean install. You can even remove the hard drive and use it as a second drive or connect it via USB. gl

Feb 05, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I turn the laptop on, just as the desktop appears the screen goes black and I can't do anything.

try removing the battery while the laptop is off of course and then plugging in the power adapter and turning it on. If all works then its your battery that is the culprit and needs to be replaced ....if it still doesn't work you may have bad memory if you know how to remove the memory with the laptop off and the battery removed then do so could be one of them .. but replacing them in-pairs is also a good time to upgrade to more memory for better performance 'if its not the memory and not the battery could be a flaky hard drive or you will need a new motherboard if the hard drive is flaky all may be lost bad mother board means its time for a new computer ...but your files may be OK on the old hard drive and could b saved to your new unit ....good luck !!

Sep 24, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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I need to transport my HP desktop. Do I need to seat my hard drive, and if so how do I do that?

Hi vandrie john...
No you do not need to seat your hard drive...
I would rap it up with bubble rap very good, securely pack it in a good (cardboard) box, and tape the outside of the box with strong shipping tape to make sure it does not have a problem with the shipping.
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Aug 12, 2011 | HP Pavilion N5350 Notebook

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Black Screen on start-up. Laptop works and LED lights are on. I did a Hard Reset but screen is still black.

Hook up an external monitor to the laptop. See if you get video on it. If you do, then your LCD screen or your Inverter board is bad. If you need instruction on how to replace the screen and where to purchase a new screen, let me know.

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Dec 22, 2010 | HP Pavilion N5350 Notebook

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N5350 will not power up with power adapter

Are you certain the panel didn't simply give out? Try attaching an external monitor via the rgb/vga connector. If everything id running, then thst is the likely culprit.

Oct 30, 2008 | HP Pavilion N5350 Notebook

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Replacement of hard disk in Vaio VGN-A150

Well, it's not good news. Official word from Sony:

Knowledge Article C309925...

Can the notebook hard drive be upgraded or replaced

Hard drive upgrades in the notebook computer are not supported.


* Some notebook computer have instructions for warranty replacement of the hard drive by an end user.
* Although third-party upgrades may be available for some models, they are not supported.
* If the hard drive needs service, repair should be done by an authorized Sony service center.
* External hard drives may be attached if the appropriate connections are available.

This basically means complete disassembly of the laptop is required to get at the hard drive. Not that it can't be done. Just that it'll be a major pain in the .... you know.

There is no hidden key!

Jul 24, 2008 | Sony VAIO VGN-A150 Notebook

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You need to contact HP for that board.
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Jun 04, 2008 | HP Pavilion N5350 Notebook

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Operation system not found

I had to use the recovery console on the xp disk to run "fixmbr" to fix my corrupted master boot record. the mbr is the file that tells the computer where the rest of the instructions are. without the mbr, it doesn't know where to go for the next instruction, which would be from your operating system.

there is another option which fixes faulty bootup instructions.

hope that helps.

Nov 20, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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