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Seagate Hard Drive 40 GB ST9402113A

I have this seagate hard drive...It is not working correctly.. Is there a way to repair the hard drive? A download that can repair it? There are some keys on the notebook that you can't use like the F8 , N, B,T,and a few others...I can use a regular keyboard but can't use the key's on the notebook. can this be solved.. I have no idea what happened....

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  • May 11, 2010

    OK, you have two problems.

    For the keyboard, either the cable that plugs into the main board is not seated properly, or uou need a new keyboard. Since you did not supply the make and model of the laptop, I can't help you with a part number or price for a replacement. What is the computer make and model, and what country are you in?

    For the hard drive, what do you mean it's not working correctly? What problem are you having?


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Hard Drive: Seagate has a downloadable diagnostic program which can help determine the defect. My experience is that once these things fail, it is best to replace. There used to be repair centers where you could send hard drives, but with the low cost of new replacements, it isn't economically feasible. Data recovery is expensive, should you desire that. Google for repair/recovery centers if you want to check out those routes.

Keyboard: It looks like the built-in keyboard is defective. Repair of the original is doubtful. Unless the laptop is old, you might be able to obtain a replacement from the manufacturer. I have replaced a few laptop keyboards in Gateway machines here at the college where I'm employed.

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