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Laptop wont turn on

--start DST Short test-- test results: fail
error code: 1000-0141
msg: no drive detected

i did the system check by holding fn down and this came up on the screen.

what does this mean and what do i have to do to fix it?

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It means that the Hard Disk Drive that holds all your data and the WIndows Operating system is not being seen by the system BIOS. Remove and reseat the hard drive, see if it detects. If it doesn't then you'll be replacing the hard drive.

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ALWAYS CHECK THE WARRANTY BEFORE DOING IT YOURSELF
If this is a Dell computer , it indicates a hard drive failure. if so here is the solution:
Look at the bios and see if the hard drive is detected.
To get to the BIOS, when you turn on the system, you will be confronted with a black screen with the dell symbol in the middle, if you look at the top left of the screen, you should see something like
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