e6500 not working?

Dell / Latitude e6500
June 6, 2010 at 12:24:22
Specs: Macintosh
hi i recently dropped my laptop of the arm of the sofa
not a major bang! but since then when i turn my laptop
on it says : internal hard disk drive not found
to resolve this issue , try to reseat the drive
no bootable devices--strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for
setup utility press f5 to run onboard diagnostics.

please can some 1 help me as have removed the hard
drive and put back in again but the same thng comes
up again on startup!

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June 6, 2010 at 13:27:36
It's probably cooked from the impact. Replace it.

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June 6, 2010 at 13:31:39
Get a hard drive fitness test from the manufacturer of the brand hard drive you have. Burn it to disk and boot to that disk to determine if there is any hope for your hard drive.

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June 6, 2010 at 14:40:16
The slightest drop can kill a mechanical HD. Turn the laptop on with your head next to it and listen to see if you can hear the HD spin up, and if it does, listen for clunking noises and/or spin down of the HD.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI

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