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Desktop: just open the desktop and there will be a hard drive connected with 2 cables. Just plug out the cable and take out the screw.

Laptop: just look at the back of the laptop there will be a square box which have some Screw on it, open the screw and you will find the hard drive. Just pull it up.
(be careful)

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Where can I get user guide for unidentified hard drive?


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Data Recovery (possible) from faulty hard drives


DAMAGED HARD DRIVE - DATA RECOVERY

Data recovery from faulty hard drives is difficult and can be costly. There is no guarentee that you can recover data from a faulty hard drive.
If the hard drive makes a clicking noise the the hard drive is dead.

First thing to try, is to remove the damaged hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and then plug this adapter into a working computer's USB port. If this computer sees this hard drive as an USB mass storage device (external hard drive) and you can open the various folders and files, then I would backup your data.
If the hard drive is not detected then the hard drive is dead and data cannot be retrieved with this method.

Retrieving data from damaged hard disk is possible. There are companies that can remove the disk platters from the damaged hard drive and with special equipment may be able to recover your data, but it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services. The reason for this high cost, they dismantle and remove the platters in the hard drive in a clean room environment and set up the platters up in jig/drive to retrieve/copy the data.

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We have a Panasonic WJ-HD309A that the hard drive has reached it's end-of-life. I will be replacing the hard drive with a new one but would like to have the recordings from the old drive on the new...


You can copy files off your old hard drive (if it still working). Remove the hard drive from the computer and attach it to an USB hard drive adapter then plug the USB hard drive adapter and hard drive into an USB port of a working computer.
The computer will detect the USB adapter/hard drive as an external storage device (if the hard drive is OK), you can then open the various folders and files to copy and or backup your data.
After you have installed Windows on your new hard drive then you can copy your files/data onto your new hard drive/computer.

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Aspire one can not detecthard drive


Repair laptop hard drive is not detected

Solution 1
1. Open the hard drive cover (remove two screws)
2. Remove the hard drive screws, then slide the hard drive (see the arrows)
3. Wait 15 minutes, then plug the hard drive
4. Turn on the laptop.

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Solution 2
1. Remove the hard drive
2. Clean the gold layer with a pencil eraser
3. Plug the hard drive, then turn on your laptop


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Solution 3
1. Remove the hard drive
2. Plug jumper on the hard drive
3. Plug the hard drive, then turn on your laptop

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Solution 4
1. Remove the hard drive, plug the external cable.
2. Connect the hard drive to another computer, with USB connection
3. If the hard drive can be detected, eject the hard drive
4. Plug the hard drive to the laptop, then turn on
Intended to make the hard drive can work with the help of another computer


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Solution 5
1. Remove the laptop hard drive
2. Plug the laptop hard drive to my PC.
SATA1 - PC hard drive
SATA2 - Laptop hard drive
3. Boot the computer from a PC hard drive
The purpose of using a PC computer main-board as drivers of the laptop hard drive.


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I want to retrieve data from an old 50-pin hd from my old mac. Anybody got a solution?


There are two ways of retrieving data from a SCSI hard drive.
1. Connect the SCSI hard drive to a different SCSI connector on the same data cable, make sure this hard drive has a different SCSI ID from the first hard drive or other SCSI devices in your system. When you boot up your MAC you should see the second SCSI hard drive, You can then copy off your data or remove the redundant files and keep the old hard drive in your system as a 2nd hard drive.
2. Connect the old SCSI hard drive to a SCSI USB hard drive adapter. Then connect it to the USB port on the MAC and you should see this as an external hard drive.

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PXE - E63 error


This error is related to the hard drive.
It could be a faulty connection on the hard drive - try re-seating the hard drive.
The hard drive may be faulty - go into the BIOS and see if the BIOS detects the hard drive.
If the BIOS cannot detect the hard drive then the hard drive may be faulty ot the laptop's hard disk controller could be faulty.
To determine if the hard drive is faulty, remove the hard drive and connect it into an USB hard drive adapter and plug this adapter into a working compute's USB port. If this computer cannot see this hard drive as an external hard drive then this hard drive is faulty and needs to be replaced.
When the new hard drive is installed in the Compaq laptop, insert your Windows installation CD and install Windows, plus the Compaq's device drivers and your programs to get a working laptop again.

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What hardrive for my armada M700?


Hard Drive Installation Instructions 40 gig IDE DRIVE
  1. Shut down the computer and remove Battery Pack and AC adapter.
  2. Locate Hard Drive compartment on the front panel, just left of the head phone jack.
  3. Turn Notebook upside down.
  4. Remove the one torx screw that is securing the hard drive. (A security screwdriver was provided with the computer.)
  5. Push down on the hard drive bezel on the front of the hard drive.
  6. Lift the bezel up 90 degrees to create a handle. Pull the hard drive out of the hard drive bay.
  7. Remove the 4 black screws at each corner and lift off the black tray.
  8. Gently remove the silver bracket and connector.
  9. Place connector on new hard drive.
  10. Place the black tray on the HDD. When looking at the hard drive with the label up, the black bezel goes along the left side of the hard drive.
  11. Replace the 4 black screws from step 7.
  12. With the hard drive bezel pulled down, slide the hard drive into the hard drive bay.
  13. Push up on the hard drive bezel to secure the hard drive in the bay.
  14. Secure the hard drive bay by replacing the screw from step 4.
  15. Replace the battery pack and all cables

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Complaining about hard disk not inserted


The problem is either the BIOS is not detecting the hard drive or the hard drive is faulty or the disk controller is faulty. Check the BIOS setting to see if it has detected the hard disk, and if there is a hard drive diags run it to test the hard drive. Try reseating the hard drive and if it doesn't work, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. Plug this adapter into a working computer's USB port and if this computer detects this as an external hard drive and you can view and open the various folders and files, then the hard drive is OK. If you haven't any files or folders in the hard drive, then format the hard drive from this computer to test this hard drive. If the hard drive is OK then the fault is probably the disk controller. If the hard drive is faulty, then you need a new hard drive in your computer.

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Computer cant find hard drive


If the laptop cannot detect the hard drive. This can be caused by a faulty disk controller, or a faulty disk drive.

1st. Reseat the hard drive and see if the laptop boots up.

2nd. Go into the BIOS configuration and see if the BIOS detects the hard drive.

3rd. If the BIOS can't detect the hard disk, the remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer detects this drive as an external disk drive and you can see the contents of the hard drive, then the hard drive is OK and the fault is in the laptop.

4th. If the hard drive cannot be detected then the hard drive is faulty, you need to replace the faulty hard drive in your laptop and install Windows to get an operating laptop again.

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Hard drive removal


Remove the hard drive
  1. Loosen the two Phillips-head screws that secure the hard drive cover to the bottom of the notebook.
  2. Use your finger or a flat-bladed tool to lift the inside edge of the hard drive cover and remove it.
  3. Loosen the spring-loaded Phillips-head screw that secures the hard drive.
  4. Hold the Mylar tab and pull the hard drive toward the outside edge of the base enclosure to disconnect the hard drive from the system board connector.
  5. Lift the hard drive out of the bay and remove.
  6. Place the hard drive in a static dissipative bag.
Replace the hard drive
  1. Remove the hard drive from the static dissipative bag.
  2. Place the hard drive into the hard drive bay.
  3. Push the hard drive toward the inside of the base enclosure until the connector is seated.
  4. Tighten the spring-loaded Phillips-head screw that secures the hard drive.
  5. Insert the hard drive cover into the enclosure.
  6. Tighten the two Phillips-head screws.

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