Replace laptop HDD

February 19, 2011 at 12:38:26
Specs: Windows XP, xp
Should I be able to replace laptop HDD with another one using the pin connector that is on the old one for the new one ? Hope that makes sense.

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#1
February 19, 2011 at 12:55:47
Yes the interface adaptor is removable

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#2
February 19, 2011 at 13:30:49
OK, I'll give it a try. Thanks

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#3
February 19, 2011 at 14:38:29
Make sure you get the correct type of hard disk, ie SATA or PATA (IDE)

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#4
February 19, 2011 at 20:41:18
I put the known working HDD which is a Hitachi Travelstar 30 gb 4200 rpm in the computer Compaq nc6120. What came up was "163 time and date not set", then "a disk read error occured. Press ctrl+Alt+del to restart (which does nothing). The HDD that came out of that computer is a Seagate 40 gb 5400 rpm. When I put that in the other computer (compaq nx9020) it flashes operating system not found several times, then just blank. Are the 4200 & 5400 interchangable? Google search was no help. Any one have any ideas? Thanks for any help.



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#5
February 19, 2011 at 22:22:51
"163 time and date not set", then "a disk read error occured."

Sounds like the CMOS battery is either on its' way out or you may have just disconnected it long enough to lose the settings. Either way, you'll likely have to run the BIOS setup again to get the machine working.

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#6
February 21, 2011 at 14:52:35
I went in the BIOS and did restore default. Still not working. Any other ideas? Thanks

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#7
February 22, 2011 at 09:19:50
You could try using kill disk to completely erase the hard drive.Then, you need to see it in the BIOS.

Are you expecting to just put in another hard disk, & the operating sytem to load up?

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#8
February 22, 2011 at 13:48:56
The HDD is not showing in the bios.

I was thinking if I put in the working disc that has an OS it would work. I am trying to decide if this is worth trying to fix for the grandchild to use.


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#9
February 23, 2011 at 09:22:43
Go into the BIOS, there might be something along the lines of changing mode from sata to ide compatibility, or something.
Sorry to be a bit vague.

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