You will have to disassemble the laptop a bit to swap hard drives. Check this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnhoshor/sets/72157602004333279/show/ it shows a photo disassembly that was made to repair the power jack bu you will see the hard drive in image # 10 hope this helps
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what are the HDDs you have... type and size and speed is needed.
and if you can plug in one. then see if it boots, and works. then that one is proper, and you can test ea HDD and mark it will accept :
20gb, 30gb, 40gb, 60gb 80gb, 120gb,250gb - ATA 2,3,4,5 interface
The SMART is the monitoring system that is embedded in all hard disks - if it reports a failure it means that the hard disk has died. You need to replace the disk and only after that you can reinstall.
Boot failures are generally caused by the system not seeing the hard drive or not being able to read it. You should enter the system bios and see if it can see the hard drive or see if the system sees it while booting up. It could just have some bad files or bad sectors. Where it's in a notebook it probably doesn't have a bad connection. You can also boot off your system CD and choose recovery and see if you can see the hard drive.
Look very closely at the screen when its on, see if you can see a faint image in which case the ccfl tube in the screen will be dead.
Also try the laptop on an external monitor.
Otherwise if you know what your doing, remove the battery, hard drive, optical drive, all but one stick of ram, modem/wireless card and try again. There is a small chance it will be the cpu or motherboard.
I have a tip.
Don't forget to set up the drive as master or slave (depending on what you want the drive for).
I personally have forgotten to double check this on numerous occasions (its always the simplest thing you overlook with everything) only relizing when I have the case screwed back on and am trying to boot the drive up.