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Opened laptop to find ' internal hard drive not found ' i did a reseat on hard drive , still not working. ran f5 test and tests all ok bar hard drive not found. laptop was working 10 mins before error came up ? any help please.

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Please make sure if you open the back part of the laptop check the Harddrive if it is firmly connected. bacause it is possible that the reason why the laptop doesn't detect it is because of the physical connection.

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