Packard bell share and save 3500 hdd tone and no response
The drive worked perfectly until today when it was plugged in it makes an annoying sound like a tone from an internal speaker which i have never heard before and will not hold power after this tone is heard....and ideas ?
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I'm guessing that there was a short circut. The drive got too much power, and it wasn't expecting it so it short circuted. In any matter, you must get a new drive, for the one you have now doesn't work, and there is a small percentage chance that it will ever work again. However, if you go to a computer store, they may be able to recover your information on your drive and put it on the new one. Good luck.
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They have a crappy website. I couldn't even find a motherboard diagram in the manual. You can determine which is the power pins by trying plugging the power connector in on each set of pins and pushing the power button until it starts. It needs to be plugged in when you try pushing the power button of course.There would be around 10 pins in two rows the power pins would be on the same row. they should be near the edge of the mother board and usually the power button pins are on the row furthest from the edge. I can't guarantee that though
Sounds like an overheating problem. Clean the dust out of it, make sure it can get air on all sides, make sure the fans are turning. If that doesn't work, unplug the computer, hit the power button 20 times, wait 1/2 hour and boot it up.
Try to reset CMOS sometimes BIOS saves incorrect parameter (especially when overclocking) It must have 3v clockstyle battery into motherboard. If you arent familiar to disassambling and then assambling laptops it will be better do this someone experienced. Take it off 10 minutes to reset CMOS and then return back. Take off ram clean its gilden pins vith dry clothes or naplin and put back.
First things first: "work" in giving this away has dodged the "responsible disposal" bullet. Drivers for this unit are probably limited to windows 98 or earlier, as the last Packard-Bell was produced in that era. Drivers for sound in particular were Packard-Bell only, and since they aren't around any more unless you can get your hands on the original installation CD you're out of luck to make the existing soundcard work. You do howrever have the option to install a newer soundcard, that should fix that issue. As for the shutting down, make sure the heatsink has good thermal contact with the processor as it sounds like the processor may be overheating. If there's a fan make sure it is running.
You've got a challenge if you want to see it all work, have fun.
If you cannot see the speaker icon in the taskbar, click on Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices and tick place icon in the taskbar. That's if a driver has been installed for your sound device which is a creative sounblaster I think.
mine doesn't register on the c drive when i turn it on. Occasionaly I get access, but then the computer crashes. My main drive is Nftls the external drive is configured to Fat 32, could this be the problem? Altho, I'm not so sure as it's been working ok for the past year. I managed to scandisk and fix errors and managed to defrag, everything was working pukka after that, but then today.. well that red light is annoying, especially when you dont know what it means! Think I need to go to packard bell and see if they have a solution. Anyone found one yet?