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Yh925 i just changed the battery and when i turn it on i get an error message that says initial fail. the device cannot initialize HDD

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Re: yh925

I know your problem. Your HDD is not clipped in. Press that little square circut thing in untill you hear a click.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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first remove the screws on the back then remove the hard drive silver metal part with a black plastic edge and then put it back in then replace the cover the back and put the screws back in and this should fix the can't initialize the HDD problem well it did for me

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