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Seagate Cheetah ST3146854LW hdd does not startup--appears dead

Brand new Seagate Cheetah ST3146854LW does not startup when pc is powered up. Cannot feel any movement from within drive case--seems like motor is not starting; Dell pc bios does not detect drive; windows does not detect drive, please help to resolve,thanks,

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  • bimal_guruna Jun 24, 2009


    I had a feeling the drive was DOA, but I needed to try something to get it going. Unfortunately the HDD although unused was bought several months ago (18+) and we cannot return it now...

    PS: What does the MotorStartEnable jumper do on BridgePins J6?



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Your drive may be Dead On Arrival. I would contact where-ever you purchased it from and ask for a replacement.

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Keep turn on and off until the blue light turn off at the left side beside of slot for the SD-MS/Pro-MMC-XD turn off while the other lights is on.When HP logo appears on to the monitor press escape. Wait...

is this a question or are you answering others, on other forums.
i cant tell which?
the first word KEEP, (you meant keeps?)
in any case, that is a dead PC.
int his case old dv6000z , laptop
the BIOS seems ok, and screen is ok ,leaving what in the boot up
sequince of logic, the HDD.
the hard disk then boots, but don't
the 2 top cause (there are more) are hdd bad, or OS is corrupted.
putting VISTA CD (how's CD, MS or HP?) or???? be clear
but this step is last not now.
the next step on all HP PC is to press F11, to fix the startup.
(or f10 used on older XP PCs)
This is the magic HP restore key.
you press it and do a startup repair first
if that key is dead, that means the restore partitions are dead
or the HDD is dead.

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use the HP install CDs now.
if you use non HP install media, the story goes why longer
(all missing drivers, all missing HP apps, and more)
that is the full story ,lean.

seems you are on the wrong forum to me, or thought,
answering a question is to start a new post. fail. best i can tell

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