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Check that the cable that looks like this http://networkcable-tester.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/rj-45-ethernet-cable.jpg Is plugged into the port located on the far left of the bottom picture http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd349/mobcomputers/d610allside500x500.jpg .
If it is, check to make sure there are lights that are blinking. If you do not see any blinking check to make sure that both ends of the cable are plugged in.

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The data cable that take the data from the hard drive or optical drive is damaged check the cable opening the compartment below or take it to technical service that is not an error that untrained personal can addreess.

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That message usually appears when the hard drive has crashed or if you're lucky you've got a cdrom or dvd in the computer and the boot order is messed up. 9 out of 10 though it means the hard drive has crashed though :(

Do you have any important files on the hard drive?

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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