Satellite Pro A10 does not start - no hard drive




HARD drive is visible in the BIOS?
If this isn't the case, then this means that the HARD drive is faulty.
Try to replace the HDD with a compatible and try again.

Good luck

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    Check it! It s certainly interesting and should be useful.

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