Question about Gateway M305CRV Notebook
I have bought a refurbished Gateway NV5214u laptop(ignore one in product name). Suddenly it's hard drive started to make noise and and it doesn't boot. I do not know what to do. It says ''no OS found'' and dies on some Broadcomm thingy.
I'm sorry to have to tell you this but it sounds like your hard drive has gone bad. If you bought this as a factory refurbished unit you can go to gateway.com for help with a replacement hard drive, I can't promise how much help you'll get.
Otherwise, you can buy a replacement hard drive from one of several online computer parts sellers. The problem is that you'll have to replace the operating system unless you have a recovery disk. If you don't have a recovery disk be sure to order an OS at the same time or you'll end up buying the more expensive retail version. Estimated cost of doing it yourself $175-$300 depending on OS and hard drive choices.
If your not knowledgeable enough in computers to change the hard drive and install the OS yourself then take it to a friend that is, taking it to a repair shop will most likely cost you more than it's worth.
I hope this is helpful.
Posted on May 04, 2010
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