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 Post subject: Harddrivee
New postPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 9:44 am 

Well, a couple of weeks ago, my laptop just went crazy. after googling it, seems that the harddrive has gone boom.

so, i was thinking of getting another harddrive and replacing the broken one. I know where the harddrive is and i can easily replace it, i just want to know if theres anything else i should do? or is it just as simple as take out old hd, put in new hd. boot?


Thanks guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Harddrivee
New postPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 10:03 am 
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there is actually nothing special to do, just be careful and patient and don't push thing too hard.

here are some links which will help you, I hope...

cnet
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hardware.slashdot



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New postPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 10:05 am 

Thanks man


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 Post subject: Re: Harddrivee
New postPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:57 am 

nathanielsaxe wrote:
Thanks man

Also, to save headaches, be sure you have the OS installation disc and all necessary drivers for your laptop.



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New postPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 2:39 pm 

Upon replacing your HDD.

As always:

Have your OS CD/DVDs ready
Drivers
SADA to USB Cable (To plug your OLD HDD to your laptop to retrieved data that you want, or if you can back it up bfore you even perform HDD removable, do so immediately)

Check your BIOS version, flash it if needed.

Viola, your ready to install the OS knowingly that you know how to partition, and install the OS, drivers, etc....

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 Post subject: Re: Harddrivee
New postPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 3:46 pm 

ITGeekRC wrote:
Upon replacing your HDD.

As always:

Have your OS CD/DVDs ready
Drivers
SADA to USB Cable (To plug your OLD HDD to your laptop to retrieved data that you want, or if you can back it up bfore you even perform HDD removable, do so immediately)

Check your BIOS version, flash it if needed.

Viola, your ready to install the OS knowingly that you know how to partition, and install the OS, drivers, etc....

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Flashing the BIOS will most likely be unnecessary and should be approached extremely cautiously. ;)



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New postPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 2:21 pm 

whats flash-ing my BIOS?

and theres no point in connecting my old harddrive. its so screwed. I read on the internet that sometimes freezing the harddrive might work. well it didn't.


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Freezing the drive is the last of last resorts. It's been reported to work on numerous occasions though it is quite unlikely.



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New postPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 3:32 pm 

I must confess I flashed the BIOS on my laptop a while back after I discovered there was in fact an update for that particular motherboard! It all went ok and my lappy performs fine ever since, but what possessed me to mess with it in the first place I do not know! Needless to say I won't be doing the same on my recently bought tower! :lol:
BUT .... there was a legitimate update for the laptop BIOS, so I updated!



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Yeah i agree with that, unless you really have to mess with flashing/updating the BIOS, don't. It carries an elevated risk of completely bricking your machine.



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