How to remove and replace the hard drive on a desktop Pavilion m9350f computer?

not boot BIOS says search for device.  . Suspect problem is intermittent

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ShortTimer,

I was trying to be polite and doesn't cause any anxiety. I asked if the BIOS can 'see' the hard drive and DVD player. (Forget the PMD, USB).

As your motherboard is a M2N78 - LA. There was a race of (IMHO) production of chips from NVidia controller that were defective. Only this can explain the success or Miss boards failed in these units:

This series of motherboard has been installed in many different models of HP computers. There are problems.

http://h30434.www3.HP.com/T5/desktop-hardware/m8530f-desktop-PC-with-a-M2N78-la-mother-board-doesn-t-see/TD-p/181716

Here are the models reported with the guidance of M2N78LA failed. This is not the complete list.

a4316f

e9140f

p5210y

p6130y

p6142p

p6157c

p6210f

p6210y

p6214c

p6310y

p6320y

a6720y

m8530f

m9120y

m9350f

m9517c

m9530f

m9840sc

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