Medion laptop 8081 wont recognise the hard drive until warmed up
Once turned on the laptop hard drive ticks for about 5 minutes and refuses to continue boot up, The ticking will stop and then will happily boot up all day and perform normally. Left overnight the same thing happens again.
Had 3 different hard drives in it ranging from 40 to 80 gb, all boot fine on the laptops they came from, a new bios battery fitted. Laptop has been completley stripped and rebuilt to check for loose connections. Tried every hard drive setting available in bios, tried all jumper permutations on the drive iteself.
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You can buy a replacement anywhere locally that may sell a 2,5" hard drive, or amazon, ebay etc will stock 2.5" laptop hard drives. You must be aware the drives will be blank so you need a way of installing Windows back onto the new hard drive, post back if you need anymore help
Make sure there is no disc in the cd/dvd drive. make sure that fan vents are clear. Does this start when you turn it on, or when it warms up after about 5-15 minutes? The only stuff that moves in a laptop is a dvd drive, a fan or the hard drive (unless you have an SSD installed). The ticking noise may be one of these. The dvd drive is not an immediate problem unless you need it, NOW. The other two options are definitely important and I would not putoff getting this looked at, as they are internal and difficult to get to. If you are comfortable opening and working in a laptop that you are ahead of the game, but I can go no further, with so little information.
Look for a disassembly video on youtube maybe...usually removing CPUs from laptops is an involved job. Usually need to remove battery, optical drive, hard drive, RAM, wireless network card, sound button strip, keyboard and some casing to get to motherboard. Then there will be a heatsink and fan on the CPU, usually involving about 5 screws, usually numbered which you remove in highest to lowest order, and then there will usually be a screw lock on the CPU that you turn to release the CPU. To refit you need to screw back in from lowest number to highest after applying new thermal paste carefully.
Hi there, since your laptop is brand new, it is not really a major problem. You can try this method:
1. Pull or take the battery out from the laptop 2. Remove the AC adapter 3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds 4. Put the AC adapter only 5. Turn on the laptop 6. And last put back the battery in.
Please come back to us with the exact error if you get any.
However, how you are performing recovery. Using recovery manager or recovery discs?
If you are using recovery manager, please perform hard drive self test and check with the result.
Hard drive self test steps:
1. Turn Off the notebook. 2. Turn ON the notebook and keep tapping F10 key 3. Once you are in BIOS, navigate to tools/diagnostics tab with the help of left and right arrow key. 4. You will find Primary HDD self test or HDD self test. 5. With the help of up and down arrow key select the respective test and hit enter. 6. Short test will take only 4-5 minutes. However, long test may take 40-60 minutes.
If the hard drive is fine, try to perform recovery using recovery discs....
If still the problem exists try with different discs.
Check the pin inside the connection (end of the cord) which you put into your machine, or check if the power connection on the circuitboard is damaged (you are able to wiggle it a little bit around)
Dell computer use the pin inside the connection from the adapter to recognise if the adapter you are using is a dell adapter or not. If the pin is damaged, or you are using an adapter from another brand. You will not be able to charge, but only power your pc.
Look on the back edge of your old HDD where all the gold pins are and on one side there is a group of 4 pins in two rows of two... and see if there is a tiny jumper installed across two of them (white or black about 1/8" tall and 1/16th wide).
Now look on the new HDD and see if there is one there. The NEW HDD must be set up exactly like the OLD one or it won't be detected by BIOS or Windows.
I am beginning to think your LT has the CD as MASTER and the HDD as SLAVE, which may require adding or removing a jumper. Some new ones come with, some without ;-) I didn't think of this earlier