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Media test failure; check cable

Won't boot past password screen

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  • androoo Mar 27, 2009

    when i turn med acer aspire 5100 series, it stood that i got MEDIA TEST FAILURE

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It seems like a hard drive failure or the hard dirve not seated well. I'm assuming this caz you cannot boot up. Try reseating the hard drive and try again, If still not working, try and listen for any clicking noise from the hard dirve.

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