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Hard drive not working at all ibm thinkpad R50e the ac and charging light are on but not the hard drive one

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  • Bastian Farkash
    Bastian Farkash May 11, 2010

    HoseA, Jose, buddy.

    Does the HDD activity LED come on at all? i.e 1 to 3 seconds?

    Do you HEAR any HDD activity?

    Lat of all do you know how to get into the BIOS Setup?

    If yes to last question then please see if the HDD is in the detected list, if not you do have some work to do, though may not be as hard if you have soem idea about hardware in PCs,as well as what it takes to detect and report it in the BIOS.

    If it is there, then I suggest disconecting the AC Adapetr and removing the Battery for up to 1/2 an hour, before replacing the Batt and connecting the AC Adapter and turning the machine on.

    Another suggestion is removing the RTC battery (Battery that is on the System/Motherboard) for up to 5 minutes though leaving it of for 30 minutes won't do it any harm, thats up to you. This CLEARS the CMOS of any problems with Video etc that may be locked in as corrupted.

    Look fwd to seeing if any sugestions helped.

    cao cao,

    Bastian




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