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I am trying to replace a hard drive in my Acer Extensa 5602Z and when I start it up it says Broadcom Error cannot find media cable. When I go into the operating system recovery it says no partition. How do I get this machine to recongnize a new hard drive. The new hard drive shows up in the bios but cannot be used.

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SOURCE: My acer 5620Z laptop cannot find its operating system

you can do check HD follow me:
1) open the cover at back of laptop


dc0d736.jpg 2) take out HD body see picture
2eaadb4.jpg
5d35e3d.jpg 3) put it back in same way, then power on if bios find HD, the error message should be gone.
4) if still show error, you need change other HD, till the bios find out HD drive.
here you can download the service manaul to reference.
hope you fix it well, any question ask me any time please

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Sounds like it is trying to boot from network drive. Have you changed the bios boot order. If so, change it back to boot from hard drive first.

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I wrote to Acer myself about this and this is their reply.


The other way before Vista starts up is to tap ALT + F10 (at the same time repeatedly) when the computer is first switched on.. The window of opportunity is very small, so this may take a few attempts

Once you have tapped both the ALT and F10 repeatedly, you may see a screen showing:

“Edit Boot options for Microsoft Windows Vista”

If you see this, unfortunately, you have missed the window of opportunity, and you need to restart, and try again.

If you see this:
“Edit Boot options for Windows Setup” OR “Edit Boot options for Acer eRecovery”

Then it indicates that you have tapped the ALT + F10 correctly, and all you now need to do is press “Enter” and the Recovery program should load on your screen after a short pause..

In some cases, you may need to remove the battery (for notebooks only) and run the machine directly from the mains.

The Disk2Disk recovery feature allows you to recover the system without recovery CDs.

This will return your system to factory settings and will delete everything stored on the machine.
If possible we strongly advise backing up anything important on your machine before starting the recovery process.


Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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Go into the bios and reset everything to its defaults.It sounds like its trying to do a network boot and failing

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