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Compaq Evo n610 when i turn it on it says NON-System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready.. thats

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  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    how much is a hardrive and what kind to get? brand and model #

  • SPIKE951 Apr 04, 2008

    thanks for info,but how do you get to the hardrive to take it out ?what steps do i take?thanks

  • MLW2111 Apr 05, 2008

    Oh, sorry. The hard drive is housed on the left side of the n610c (while you are facing the open screen).... It is between the fan vent holes and the available card slots. Check the underside of the laptop to see if there is a screw holding the drive in place. If so, remove it with a small philips (sp?) head screwdriver. Now look directly at the side of the computer. The cover to the drive has a line or actually is split. Put your fingernail into the split and pull it down. Now the drive can be pulled right out with a little tug..It just plugs into the laptop. Hope this helps? Oh.... And new (or used) hard drives are plentiful on eBay if you just search for "Laptop Hard Drives".

  • dtessitore Apr 08, 2008

    I have a compaq evo n610c. When I turn it on it says "Non-System disk or disk error and strike any key when ready".

    What do I do?

  • gmadisonjr Dec 30, 2008

    My F2 key to get to wireless internet doesnt not work

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    laptop get heated and periodically crashed


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Posted on Jul 22, 2010

F this.  I bought a Mac and now I don't have this kind of problem anymore. Anyone want to buy my Compaq evo n610c without a hard drive? 

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I solved te problem bij replacing the motherboard battery with a new one...

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I have the same problem, I have done all the things you guys said, I even got a new HD, it will not recognize it.

Do you think is the HD controller?

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Turn it all the off. Then pull the hard drive out and put it back in again. Now, put your system disk (Win XP?) into the drive and turn the laptop on. It should do something else now. I have had this happen on several laptops I have rebuilt and it takes patience to get them started sometimes.... I have managed to load XP onto all of them eventually!

Hope this helps

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  • MLW2111 Apr 04, 2008

    You can buy a hard drive on eBay in almost any size. Toshiba and Hitachi Travelstar are the best I have gotten for the n610c and n400c but all laptop hard drives will work. (However, I have once gotten one that had a different connector on it. I was able to buy a converter on eBay for a few dollars more to make it work too.)

    Practice and patience makes perfect!


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