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
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.
Here are the models reported with the guidance of M2N78LA failed. This is not the complete list.
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Hi, can someone help me how to remove and replace the memory of satellite A30 921. and also, please give a detailed instruction.
Thank you in advance.
There is not much to explain. On the low side in the Middle it is placed to cover memory (fixed with two screws). Remove the cover and you will see 2 slots there. I put t know how much memory you here but like Stefan says you can use max 2 GB of RAM (2 x 1024Mo PC2700 - PA3313U-1M1G). How to remove the memory modules, which you can see on http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/189/5
I spilt a drink on my keyboard and now I can not turn off the caps lock and a number of keys does not work. I need instructions on how to remove and replace the keyboard frame. Thank you.
On your page of support-look for Maintenance and Service of Guide in the manuals.
The internal dvd player does not work and I would like to remove and replace it myself. If anyone has a method step by step for me, or links to pictures or videos of the steps, I'd appreciate it. Thank youRayCE
There is a screw on the bottom of the laptop that holds the drive in the screw about 4 inches from the front of the dvd player door.on the botom of the machine, remove the screw and remove the disc.
I'm trying to upgrade to windows 7, but I keep coming with remove the Toshiba HDD protection control panel but I can't locate it in the control panel.
Another form, I checked and he gave ideas but they do not work but they were for a laptop Toshiba differnet. I tried to install different HDD as well and it does not get recoginized and the same thing when I try to upgrade to windows 7 with original hard drive, that he cannot see the hard drive. Just telling me to uninstall the hard drive protection.
Please help me and tell me how to disable and remove
> I am trying to upgrade to windows 7, but I keep coming with remove the Toshiba HDD protection control panel but I can't locate it in the control panel.
You should look in the control panel-> programs and features
Here you will find all the programs that are installed in Windows Vista. To remove an any of them click the program you want to uninstall and then click Uninstall/change, and follow the prompts.
After Toshiba HDD protection has been uninstalled, you can try to keep up with the upgrade to Windows 7.
HP Pavilion a350n with Windows XP desktop computer. System has crossed a CHKDSK scan, had a lot of mistakes, and then when he did checked, an American Megatrends screen came with the State and low said
"Master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T. Status: BAD press (F1) for installation, (F7) continues.
Want to know how to proceed that I begin to press the buttons and screw something up. Thanks in advance for any help you can give...
88feederups wrote: desktop HP Pavilion a350n with Windows XP. System has crossed a CHKDSK scan, had a lot of mistakes, and then when he did checked, an American Megatrends screen came up with the State and at bottom says "Master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T. Status: BAD press (F1) for installation, (F7) continues. Want to know how to proceed that I begin to press the buttons and screw something up. Thanks in advance for any help you can give...
Hello 88feederups, apparently, your only recourse is to press F-7 to continue and see if the system boots to the desktop.
If you manage to get to the desktop, I suggest trying to backup your important data and make sure you have a version of Windows XP. You must also consider finding a new hard drive.
The failed Test Smart can be a reason for the hard drive do not completely, if not already.
Here is the link for the specifications of your system and it shows the system comes with a hard drive of 160 GB Ultra DMA.
It is a type IDE ATA hard drive and not the new kind of Sata.
I guess that sounds simple, but I have just no idea.
Broke and need to replace a couple of keys on my keyboard UK A30. At present, all what I have in place are the rubber bubble popper & locators of metal set in the empty spaces.
The keys in question are the shift (I have no u lying in spring form) and? + / keys of RHS of KB.
I have complete German and American replacement KBs, but to remove the necessary keys on the part and repair the United Kingdom KB.
I don't want to end up with 3 broken KBs
So I need clear and detailed instructions on removal and then reset the necessary keys.
Any help or direction to the site that contains this kind of info would be greatly appreciated. Or response message directly by email to
Thank you very much.
I think you should go to a Toshiba Service partner.
You can find them here:
Downloads support & - find an approved service
Windows detected a hard disk problem.
TOSHIBA K6465GSX ATA device.
Volume c:\ d:\
iminent failure DISK HARD 1 (301)
It is still under warranty? If Yes please call HP using the list of phone numbers:
If not, please read the following article:
A couple of weeks ago, I replaced the hard drive in my laptop Pavilion dm4-3090se with a 240 GB Samsung SSD (the laptop came with a 500 GB Hybrid HDD which is now my backup).
Everything works fine, except when I first put it in, I get the screen shown in the image below and it takes a good 5 or 6 seconds before it closes and opens Windows. How can I make this screen go away?
You are running Windows 7 or Windows 8? I see that you still have the installed cache acceleration mSATA 32 gig drive and it has the Intel Rapid Storage, just off acceleration partition. Can you find the control panel Intel Rapid Storage and reformatting the drive to 32 gig Accelerator? It will look something like this:
I suggest also just remove acceleration 32 gig of hard drive. You have really no more. You can not acclerate a SSD and shouldn't do anyway since having a main SSD is still faster than having the accelerator. See page 44 of the Manual:
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My laptop (MSI) has erupted recently in my face (Fried GPU seems). As I had and liked (Acer laptop) which had a broken hard drive, I have supported up to my datas and replaced the hard drive of Acer (one broken) with that of my MSI (latest laptop)
When I start the computer I get the message no bootable device: "no boot device - insert boot disk and press any key any."
I am not very savvy computer science, but I feel that it is perhaps due to the version of Windows I was using: my Acer running on Windows 7, when my MSI will run on window 8. Could someone confirm if this has something to do with the startup problem?
Here's what I managed to do or find on the problem.
When I go into the BIOS, I changed the order of precedence so that my hard drive is the first priority.
There is absolutely no USB or SD card in my computer from where he might try to start (unless he's trying to start from an empty?).
The BIOS is able to tell me the model and I installed the hard disk MSI series so I guess that it is able to detect the hard drive, but can not find startup data in it (that's why I think it's maybe because it isn't the same window). In addition, the hard drive lights up when I start the computer (and he did it on the MSI laptop too).
Even if the hard drive seems to be detected, I always tried to unplug and reconnect it a few times to make sure it wasn't just a matter of bad connection.
On many web sites, they recommend taking any diet and empty any current computer before restarting: unfortunately I can not do because the Acer laptop has a battery that is not easily accessible as newer computer (it cannot be removed from the outside, I need to open the laptop to get it and it is so I can know what it look like and how to remove it)
My brother managed to recover data from hard disk of MSI with a USB device that plugs on it, so I don't think it's broken.
The computer is an Acer Aspire 5830TG. Replaced hard drive is a toshiba MK6459GSXP (works on Windows 7) and the replacement is a WD7500BPVX - 22JC3T0
I want to apologize if my English contains errors, it is not my mother tongue :)
Please let me know if you need more information and I thank you for your help!
You cannot move a hard drive with Windows 8 on it from a computer and put it in another machine that were previously running Windows 7 and expect it to work.
It will not.
And even if it would work physically, legally you cannot transfer the license of Windows 8 of the MSI laptop Acer laptop to your situation:
Read this information:
If the laptop came with the preinstalled Windows operating system (Dell, HP, Acer, etc.), this product key supplied with the laptop is preinstalled OEM license and is not transferable.
OEM license/product key (systems of operating pre-installed on Dell, HP, etc.) is related to the first machine it is installed on and dies when dies of this machine.
The above applies also to OEM system builders licenses.
License of operating system in detail, that you buy and install yourself, are allowed to be transferred to another machine.
And retail licenses also can be installed on a machine at one time.
And please read this, you can:
See you soon.
I had to replace the hard drive on my HP Pavilion G7. I have an old windows 7 Pro for refurbished PC's drive, but I can't do anything. the screen say that she needs an operating system. the product number is D1D28UA #ABA. Can offer you any advice?
Cannot use the disc of Windows 7 Pro from the old PC to install on a laptop HP Pavilion G7, as the models are different. If the OS disc will not contain the correct drivers and applications for the HP Pavilion G7. In this case, you will need to order the CD of restoration pro Windows 7 for this laptop HP Pavilion G7.
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I have a HP with Windows 7 Home Premium TouchSmart tm2. The HARD drive is clicking and will not start. Error: Device not found Boot. I guess I have to replace the HARD drive, but how can I restore/reinstall operating system without a recovery disk? Windows was preinstalled, and I have the product key. Thank you.
You can order a recovery disc defined by following the instructions on the link below.
You can download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of windows 7 Home Premium ISO on the link below and use your product key to activate the installation.
You need a program that will be able to burn ISO files so that the DVD is bootable DVD burning. Burn at the slowest possible speed for best results.
Then install all the drivers you need for your PC support and driver page.
I had to replace the hard drive on my computer and lost the installation that I pay every month for. How to install the Adobe Acrobat Pro XI on the computer again?
You can download using any one of the 3 methods.
But if it's XI Acrobat Standard, only the first step will work.
For Acrobat Pro XI, you can use one of the 3 methods.
Sign in to www.cloud.acrobat.com
Then sign Adobe ID and password, and once logged in, click on the Acrobat button, it will provide you download link.
You can download Adobe Creative Cloud applications:
You can download it from Acrobat Pro XI of direct download link.
During installation, select the optoin: installation using the serial number / subscription.
Hello. I need to replace the HARD drive on pc to my wife s5220y. This model has a case that only the side panel off. Other models simular have a case where the side and bottom panel detaches in an L shape, making it easy to remove the HARD drive. Can someone explain to me how do I get the HARD drive of this model or refrence to a video or a diagram. Thank you very much.
Please see if the info in the upgrade guide and maintenance is a help to you:
the hard drive corrupt including the partion of rescue I had to replace the hard drive. This left me with a work computer, but no o/s. where and how can I get a copy of the 8.1 window without having to buy a new copy
You can order this e-partner HP recovery disks from the link below for your model.
You can also see if you can order directly from HP to the United Kingdom by calling this number...
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