Question about Hitachi HTS541612J9SA00 120 GB SATA Hard Drive

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When starting the laptop, it says "operating system not found", the hard drive (hitachi hts541612j9sa00) makes a sound like trying to run but not being able to do so. I tried to take it out an externally conenct it to another computer but it is not being recognized. Is this the end?

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Hi

Thank you for using FIXYA!!!

Before we start thinking about trashing the drive, we can ask some questions, and if the results are negative, it is most likely a spindle failure in the drive itself. Basically this means that the repair cost will be much more than just to replace the drive.

I have written a tip which will be able to diagnose the problem. To navigate to the tip, you will need to click on the link below.

Click HERE.

Just to clarify: The clicking noise i am referring to in the tip does not necaserilly need to be loud, if the drive makes a different sound that it use to make, it is most probably done.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any further questions.

Kind regards
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Hi
Bad news, with sorrow,

When the hard disk make sounds, it says: bye bye..

Good Luck

Posted on May 20, 2011

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