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Hdd is not detected error 2100

I have r61 laptop the harddisk is not detected and also erro2100

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Please try re-seating the hard drive.

If you look at the bottom of your laptop, along the edge there should be a screw larger then all the rest which holds a small panel. Remove this screw and panel. Remove the drive pulling lightly, with steady pressure, straight out. Place the drive back in and screw the panel back.

We had a lot of these issues, and they were often solved by just this manner alone.

Let us know if we have to go any further.
Good luck

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • Subash B
    Subash B May 09, 2014

    I tried your suggestion of removing and fixing HDD. But its not working, still that click sound is coming from the laptop. please help



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