Question about Compaq Presario 2170US Notebook
I found a copy of the user manual online and tried to follow the instructions for removing the hard drive, but nothing I do allows me to remove the tray from the base of the computer. There are no screws where it says to find them for me to remove and it holds fast. I'm afraid of breaking the tray drawer if I force it out. I even removed every screw I could find on the base of the laptop and it still didn't come out. Yes, I did removed the battery.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: laptop won,t start up.
Possibility that the HD is toast. You can try to put a new HD in and reinstall the OS if you have the install disks. But the expense may not be worth it. $100 for a HD and another $120 for an OS. The one you have looks like its pretty old and it just might be time for a new laptop.
Posted on Aug 21, 2007
Hi, your best bet is to remove the keyboard first, you will find other screws underneath which hold in the bottom section.
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Posted on Dec 29, 2007
set the bios/cmos to boot first of your CD drive. get your support discs and restore to original. your hard drive OS has failed and needs to be re-installed. the problem maybe is that when you do that option you will get all your data erased. your solution to that since you can still get the data on the drive when used as external is to back it up. then full restore your system.
if you dont have your restore kit, you can use your Windows OS to fix it, repair option when you boot from CD.
Posted on Apr 02, 2008
SOURCE: Replacing CD-RW/DVD Drive
I own a Presario F730US. I have had it apart many times and it is a difficult case to open. There are several ribbon cables that are easily damaged if you are not very careful. You have to pop up the speaker cover panel as there are case screws under it as well. Once inside you will see the screws that retain the optical drive. Once you remove them it will slide right out and the new one will slide right in. I can not overstate how careful you have to be. If you are not 100% sure of yourself I would recomend that you take it to a repair shop and let a qualified tech assist you. The screws you need to get to are under the keyboard. The whole laptop does not need to be disassembled to swap the drive. Once you pop the speaker bazel and the keyboard you are home free. If you need more help feel free to ask.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
just did this one myself and the cover is a real pain and theres a good risk of breaking it. the secret is to get bit of a curve going across the panel so that the clips around the side pull away from the case
thanx for heads up guys
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
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