Acer laptop boots only when HDD is detached

Acer / Exenstra
February 26, 2010 at 00:22:51
Specs: Windows XP
I got a "destroyed" computer from my teacher and when i disconnect the HDD the computer boots but when i connect it the Bios dont find eiter HDD or SATA i dont now what kind of fail this coud be but i whoud love to know:-)

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#1
February 26, 2010 at 05:15:50
Pretty simple, the hard drive is toast.

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#2
March 2, 2010 at 04:41:43
its not that simple. the drive have i tested on a another computer and it works fine. OSB i noticed the screen was kidding whit me when i pressed on the corner on the laptop. so i think i shoud wash the motherboard. any advice?

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#3
March 2, 2010 at 04:50:46
and i can use systems like LINUX (the most of them) Bartpe/WINpe ("PE"=Pre innstalled enoverment). and i can boot from CD/DVD. so any advice for waht to do whitout bying a new motherboard???????????????????????

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#4
March 2, 2010 at 06:57:04
Ask your teacher what he/she thinks is the cause of your problem.

A technician who posted here recently who repairs laptops said laptops are frequently damaged because they were dropped, or had liquid spilled on them - if that applies, something inside the laptop is probably damaged and must be replaced.


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