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My Acer TimelineX model 5830T gives a "No bootable device" message. It makes it seem that the hard drive is going bad, but when I remove it an put in an external sata device, the drive works without error. I put it back in the laptop and get the same message. I then have to put pressure above the keypad and hold it down while powering on the system and it boots up. I've had this problem before and sent it in to Acer for out of warranty service for approximately $199 with a 90-day warranty. Almost 1 year later, the same problem occurs. It's not the hard drive. Have you seen this problem before? Is there a fix without having to send it to Acer?

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It could be either the hard drive cable which could be loose or the hd controller . the pressing points toward loose/bad cable

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I'm guessing maybe the IDE cables aren't connected properly, or the jumpers need to be set for cable select. Are you sure you configured the jumpers correctly for the master/slave setting for that particular drive?
Then again, when you enter the bios setup at boot does it recognize the second drive, but xp fails to boot, or is the bios also failing to recognize the 2nd drive? If that's the case, and the bios is set correctly, your drive may be at fault.
Check your bios setup,
If all that's in order, all I can offer is a couple links that might help you to sort it out.
http://www.pcmech.com/article/installing-a-hard-drive-step-by-step/
http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/install-hard-drive.htm
regarding partitioning, http://www.theeldergeek.com/hard_drives_09.htm
And here's a link to a bios primer, that may shed some light on your situation.
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/bios/index.htm
I hope this steers you in the right direction. Let me know if you get it sorted out...

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