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Drive defect, repair or find replacement for HP laptop?

I have a HP nc6120 mounted with a CRX835E-H5 But the drive is defect! Tray won't open, and BIOS won't detect the drive. So I guess the circuit is burned. And the defect drive halts the system so I won?t boot. When I unscrew and remove the drive the PC starts up fine. (Just so you know ? I have another identical laptop, and if I mount the drive from this one the PC works fine ? so it is not the motherboard) Is it possible to repair the drive?? Is it possible to find a replacement drive?? I have found a original HP replacement, but its VERY EXPENSIVE. I have found another Sony drive close match on the model no. CRX835E-11 I bought this drive, but I cant make it work. It powers on, but is not detected by the BIOS. I flashed the HP BIOS ? but still the same problem. I talked to the company I bought the drive from and they just said: ?HP computers are made so they will only accept ORIGINAL HP parts? Can this really be true?? Hope someone can help. - Michael

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Some drives are set to slave and need to be flashed

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No this is not true but there is a hidden file on the bios chip and on the harddrive im told and all hardware must match these two drives or pc wont boot this is second hand info by the way regards

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

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