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I am having a problem with my Toshiba Satellite A135 Laptop. It will not boot up and it says Media test Failure check cable. Does this mean my hard drive went out?

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Most likely, yes. First check the cabling and make sure the cables are tight on the hard drive and the motherboard. If they are, then your hard drive is bad.

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This means that the motherboard and harddrive are not communicating correctly, there is no data cable to connect the harddrive to the motherboard on a laptop the harddrive connecting plug is soldered directly to the the motherboard.
Either your harddrive is dying, or your motherboard has gone faulty. Laptop repairs are quite involved, if you are not familiar with taking laptops apart I would suggest you get profesional help with this problem.
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My Toshiba Satellite A135 is having a bad problem. it will not boot up. It says Media test failure check cable.. Does this mean my hard drive went out?


This message is primarily seen when the PC is attempting to boot from a network, and that network connection is no longer present. The error message would read PXE-E61: Media test failure / Check computer. Is this your message?

If it is, you need to go into the BIOS, and make sure that the sequence is 1) CD-ROM 2) HDD 3) FDD (if you have a floppy) 4) LAN (if you choose to leave the LAN there). Otherwise, switch option 1 and option 2. If the problem is the hard drive, however, putting the CD-ROM first will allow you to boot from your Windows CD.

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Ensure your hard drive cables are properly connected/seated.

If reseating the cables doesn't change anything, try resetting the BIOS defaults, and see if the hard drive is detected.

If all the above fail, it is likely you have a hard drive failure.

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