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I need to replace a hard drive, Please provide details on procedure. Will the casing of a AV420, AV440, AV460 or AV480 fit the internal components of my AV4100.

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My Labtob has a very little knock and then I heared a strange sound in the Hd the it halted. I tried to make shutdown but I failed I was obliged to make forced shutdown using the power key. next time the...


Sounds like a problem with the hard drive alright. See if you can boot to a Linux Live CD such as Ubuntu and test if all the rest of your hardware is working correctly. If you can boot successfully to an Ubuntu Live CD then it would prove that the main components of the laptop are still working correctly.

If this is the case, contact the manufacturer of the laptop and see if it is covered by warranty. If not, go to your local PC store with the laptop and ask if they can do anything with the hard drive or provide a replacement.

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Power supply compitable for cac-to5-uw?


ATX is a standard.
Any case described as ATX should accept any ATX powers supply.

The only thing you need to decide is how many watts the power supply needs to provide.
To find this out, put "Computer power supply calculator" into Google.
Pick one, or several, and enter the details of what you are going to put in the case.
Enter what you would like to put in the case finally, not just the bits you have to start with.
Like that second internal hard drive, and double the memory, Two DVD drives.
Extra cooling fans?
Then pick a pick a power supply that provides more than that.
No-one has ever run into problems with a power supply running too cool.

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How i can install the new HITACHI HDS721010CLA har drive in to my dimension E510


Hi castanedajes !
Here is a link to the Hard Drive section of the user manual of the Dell Dimension E510. It detailes all of the procedure.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/parts1.htm#wp1366406
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Hello,
On the image below you can see the location of the hard drive. In the manual of this model, starting from page 51 you can find information regarding how to gain access to internal components.

If this is the solution for your problem, please rate my post, otherwise give us more details.

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Laptop cannot find new sata disk


Can you provide me the details of the laptop. Also; are to trying to install Windows XP OS on your notebook.

If you are trying to install Windows XP on your notebook; then we need to disable the SATA on the notebook by using the external USB based floppy drive or using the nlite application burning the XP OS disc with a set of SATA drivers to install and recognize the hard drive.

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My G-Drive 500GB will not power on


with you limited query there is only so much one cand advise to do.
1. check all electrical connections including your power strip.
2. Replace electric cord for drive with new one
3. Pull drive from enclosure and see if computer will recognize it internally.
4. If drive is recognized by computer and all electrical outlets and fittings are in good order, your case enclosure needs to be replaced.

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My freecom external hard drive is not being recognised by my PC


Hello

Okay , so there are some steps to figure out what is wrong with your external.

Firstly , if your computer makes a sound when you plug in your external , go to Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management , and see if your external drive is listed here with your local drives. If it is listed , right click on the drive and change the drive letter to make it appear in "my computer".

If your drive does not make a connection sound when connecting to your computer and also does not show up , please follow the next step.

Remove the hard drive from the casing if possible and install it in your computer case or another external case.If the drive works , the problem is with the casing and you can ignore the drive.

Now , if the problem is with the casing , there are still 3 possibilities.

  1. The USB cable between the drive and the computer may be damaged.
  2. The circuit board which connects your drive to the interface of the external may be blown.
  3. The power supply (if applicable) may have a blown transformer.
The latter is the easiest to diagnose , does your external light up at all when you plug in the power? If not , then this is probably your problem. On the bottom of the adapter is a label which you will be able to use to have a new adapter made at your local electronics shop and this will cost about $30 max. They will also be able to test the adapter with a clamp meter to see if this is really the problem and this should be free.

The second component you want to test is the USB cable. If you have a printer , swop out the cables and see if your printer functions normally. Most externals use the same connector so you should be able to test it in this manner. If the cable works go on to the last step. If the cable is defective , replace it with a new one which you can find for about $10 at most electronics and chain stores.

The last component to test is the circuit board. This is a bit of a grey zone as you probably won't be able to spot the blown component unless it failed really badly. With the casing already opened , locate the external's circuit board and check to see if you have any blackened components or fluids leaking from some components. If all the other components of the external worked perfectly , then this is the faulty part. It is not really economical to replace the circuit as most of the time it is out of production by the time you need to replace it and it still costs a lot even if it is available so if your drive is working perfectly when connected via sata or IDE on your computer , the best is to buy a new casing and place your old drive in the new casing.

A casing costs about $50 and you could get it at most tech shops and big chain stores like Best Buy.

I hope this solves your problem and please reply if you need more help.

Kind Regards
Andrea

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Install new hard drive


If all that you are doing is replacing the hard-drive then you only need to do the following as the Dell cases are a screwless design and only require you to:
  • pop the case open,
  • disconnect the drive and power cables, (noting these for reassembly later)
  • push the green drive rail tabs inward toward the drive, and
  • remove the drive from the case.
Next you'll need to replace the hard drive.
Tools needed:
  • Philips head screwdriver, or
  • Nut driver.
Procedure:
  • Take the old hard drive to a flat space, ideally a workbench and unscrew the four mounting screws from the drive rails.
  • Take your new hard drive out of its Anti-Static bag and begin to put the drive rails back on the new drive.
  • If this is the only drive in the PC I suggest you set the drive to being the Master drive on the IDE bus. If you do not know what this means google the drive model (on the label on the hard-drive) and you'll find details of how to set up the drive to be the master on the IDE bus.
When the above procedure is complete you'll need to re-insert the drive back into computer case. That is simply reversing the procedure you used to take it out of the case.

Finally you'll need to reboot the computer and go into the BIOS to ensure that the drive is being seen and is of the correct size.
Lastly you'll need to pop in the OS CD-ROM and rebuild the system.
Note that on some of the early GX150's there was a problem with the firmware of the CD-ROM that allowed you to load the OS, reboot and then the installation would hang as the OS could not read the hardware due to an incompatibility. This can be solved by simply replacing the GX150 CD-ROM with another CD-ROM during the build and then putting the old CD-ROM back in place after the final reboot of the PC before you log on for the first time.

Hope this is of some help from a newby solution provider.
Sincerely
Andrew Martin

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Using a ARCHOS AV420 harddrive on a laptop/PC


ADDONICS has a 1.8 to USB kit. There are most likely other solutions to be found by an internet search for "1.8 inch adapter".

Feb 06, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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