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Hard drive u see my computer the hard drive were the cd is supposed to go in wont close.  I put in a cd and the thing just opens up again.  i accidently kicked it up when it was open and now it wont close it will open after i close it and it wont read it if it stays in.

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The Disk Drive Is Broken Get A New One

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Replaced hd model no # T6420 now it wont boot with recovery disc ?


When you put in the new hard disk, did you ensure that the jumpers on the HD were set to be the primary (boot) disk? Even if you set it that way in the BIOS, the HD must also be set the same way.

Most new hard disks have a template pasted to the top of the drive, which shows which pins must be set or "jumped" in order to make the settings you require. It sounds as if you have the new HD set to slave, not Primary/boot.

Shut down the PC completely, but do not unplug it, as you need the ground for safety.

Open the PC again, and take a close look at how it is set. While you're there, make doubly sure that you have plugged things in properly. If you have the interface off by one pin, it will not work. If you do not have it pushed in tightly, it will not work. These are all little things, but they add up to a non-working Hard Disk.

Go back, look again, ensure that all is set exactly as it should be. If you still have the old hard drive handy, and it is the exact same model as you just reinstalled new, then compare the jumper settings for the two and make sure that the new drive is set the same way as the older drive.

Put it back together carefully, ensure the BIOS is set correctly, so that your HD is the first boot drive, then try to bring it up. To get the partetheses off the drive indicators, you must set them properly.

Also, if you have not yet formatted the new HD and put a system on it, then of course, nothing good will happen, as you are working with a mechanically brain-dead drive. You need to initialize it, format it, then put an operating system on it, like Windows Vista or Windows 7, etc., before it will do anything.

Cheers!
-a.

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Cannot close DVD tray misalignment


those dvd tray are hard to align back. you can purchase the drive for cheap on the internet.
example if you search Dell Inspiron 531s on Google
http://www.discountelectronics.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2815

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CD/burner is gone and Wont load anything i put in.


Try using device manager and deleting the CD from it, then reboot and let windows do its thing with intalling it again. Let me know if windows does NOT try to reinstall the CD drive or you get any error messages

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My computer makes a loud noise,how can I fix this problem please?


there are a limited number of things that could be making noises. take off the cover of your computer and listen close when you start it. A fan would be the first thing i'de suspect. check them all- cpu fan- motherboard fan-videocard fan- powersupply fan.
I would also listen to the powersupply (rear top of computer)
only things left to check that could be making noise are the cd/dvd rom, floppy drive (both wont run without a disk in them) and your hard drive which would be the last one to make noise. the hard drive runs everytime your computer moves data, if it is getting loud, i would suggest backing up important files and shopping for a new one. Post again here if I can be of further assistance.
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Satellite A60-A692. I opened it in order to clean it of dust. After replacing back the hard disk, the computer asks for the CD that restores the system. Even though I do not like to loose all the data that...


That error message means invalid destination disk, which means your hard drive. Often just moving your computer will cause bad things to happen!
You should back track and make sure you have all tight connections. Accidents happen!!
Possibly your hard drive went out but as a last resort, try reinstalling your operating system.

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Hard Drive - Adding 2nd Hard drive


Hi,

Try re-setting the CMOS setting, use the jumper to reset.

-mrsolution

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Connecting to my E:\ drive


Hi fantisy, It's not uncommon for your DVD player to not have the drive letter you were expecting it to have. Let me show you. Place a CD or DVD in to your cdrom drive, close the drawl. Close any windows that may open Ok here we go. Right click once on the Start button, than slide up to & left click on Explorer. Take a look at the icons. Left click once on the - sign to the left of C:
The icon you see to the left of C: is a hard drive. Look down to your DVD drive, see the differance in the icon, (a cd on top of a hard drive icon). Your E-Machine also has a SD card reader. Each card slot also shows a hard drive icon. So drive D: is your DVD player & F, G, H & I are SD card reader drives. Windows just skipped letter E.
You can re-assign your drive letters through windows Computer Management. Type Computer Management in your help window. Under Overviews, Articles and Tutorials, is Using Computer Management. Clcik on it.In the right half of help click,
Open Computer Management (Local).
Once opened click Disk Management. Here is where you can re-assign drive letters.

( DO NOT ) change C: drive letter assignment.

Enjoy!

Mike

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try to separate the ide cable. /

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Windows


hard drives dont read cd's
does the door close?
if not close it.

1)left clik my computer
2)double clik the cd rom drive, making sure theres a disk in it.
3)right clik on my computer
device manager
look for a yellow exclamation point or red X where the cd-rom is.
high light the cd-rom
right clik
uninstall
restart the computer
windows will detect and re-install the cd-rom drive.
try a cd

if that doesnt work update windows

also buy a cd-rom cleaner at your local electronics store
clean the drive w/th cleaner
try a cd

if updating your driver for the cd rom drive and all ive suggested then its time for a new cdrom drive

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Can't read, burn cds


have you tried different cds? or just 1 same cd?

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