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Hard drive alarm

I have 5yr old tiny computer that has not been used for around 3 yrs i turned it on today but the harddrive just alarms and will not start up
and i have lost the manual

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What is meant by hard drive alerts? Flashing? What model is the hard drive? Reset the cables and plugs for a start.

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I am trying to get at hard drive on Gateway 504Gr. I cannot get the side off --- the 'screws' if that is what they are are inverted and too tiny to get any screwdriver in. this tiny things are hold


Margaret,

As you face the front of the Gateway 504gr desktop computer, the Left side panel removes.
Looking at the BACK there are two Thumbscrews to remove.
These are located along the edge of the Side Panel itself;
One located near the Top, and one located near the Bottom.

The thumbscrews may just loosen, and not come out. (Each thumbscrew is supposed to be held on by a small circular clip)

Once they are loosened all the way pull back on the Side Panel using the indented fingergrip molded into the side panel.
Pull back, and then when the panel stops, ease the side panel out.

The Side Panel has 'hooks' made into it, that match up into corresponding slots in the metal computer case frame.
This is why the side panel only slides back so far, then is eased to the outside.

With the Side Panel removed you will note there is a metal frame around the Harddrive. (Harddrive Caddy is the name of the rectangular metal frame)

Remove the power cable to the harddrive, and the data cable.
Remove the one or two Philips head screws which fasten the harddrive to the harddrive caddy.
Slide the harddrive back and remove.

(WATCH your fingers! There are very sharp metal edges present!)

Have any additional questions concerning this please post back in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette



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Problem with COMPAQ DC5850 SFF ATH/5000 2GB80GB COMBO WVXP PC Desktop hp compaq dc5850 pc won't turn on after plugging in old hard drive for transfer Posted by Author imageGuest on 1/4/2013


The h3ll you say.

(Kidding around)

Let me see if I understand this straight;

You unplugged THE harddrive to your computer..............

Then you plugged an old harddrive in, and expected to be able to use it.

Expected to because you've done it in the past.

Really

Curious;
1) Was it an old harddrive you had in the computer, removed it; and had a larger one installed?

2) Is it one that you have had in another computer?

Here's what I know, and why I'm asking;

When Windows is installed on a computer it assigns hash values, to certain major hardware components.
For example;

A) Processor
B) Motherboard: To include the motherboard chipset, and BIOS program. (To include version and date)
C) Harddrive
D) Graphics chipset

Change any two of these hardware components, and Windows will think it is being stolen. Put on another computer.

Microsoft User's License states, "One GENUINE copy of Windows per ONE computer"

(Microsoft makes one Master disk, and from it all GENUINE copies are made, and sold to the consumer)

Now if you stated you installed the old harddrive as a Slave drive; then I could understand.

P2 connector?
That is a Power Supply power cable.

According to specifications the Harddrive is a SATA unit.

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/sm/WF06b/12454-12454-64287-3328896-3328896-3658105-3687950.html?dnr=1

Internal Drives - Hard disk controller -SATA 3.0Gb/s NCQ SMART IV

The power cable to it is a SATA power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

Probably what your P2, and P3 power cables are.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-DC5850-SFF-Motherboard-SPS-461537-001-/310417711958?pt=Motherboards&hash=item4846566356

P1 will be a 24-pin ATX main power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

P4 cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

P5 cable, MAYBE, (Might be P3 too)

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

And P6 power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#floppy

This type of power cable is also used on a Card Reader.

To conclude;

A) SATA harddrive has to have a SATA power cable, and SATA data cable.

The SATA power cable's connector is wider, than the SATA data cable's connector.
15-pins for the SATA power cable connector; 7-pins for the SATA data cable's connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

The above is a general example of a SATA data cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard.

Your SATA data cable connectors on the motherboard, are of a different style than the above.

You have Four SATA connectors on the motherboard;
1) Light Blue
2) Orange
3) Dark Blue
4) White

Regards,
joecoolvette

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This alarm indicates different errors. A common one is that the computer system is not able to detect the RAM installed in your computer. What you need to do is to remove the RAM modules and clean their gold fingered connectors with tissue paper. Be sure to also clean the RAM slots with a vaccum cleaner, be gental though. Then install the RAM modules into the slots in the correct orientation, indicated by the small cut out around 3/4 on the module connector.

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