laptop hard drive replacement

  bigal07 11:24 13 Nov 2007
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having fitted a new seagate hard drive to an hp pavilion lap top, switching the computer on promptly shuts off the power light and the reset button needs to be pressed to restore it. I cannot insert a cd in the slot until it powers up properly. Can anyone suggest what the problem might be and offer a solution?

  I am Spartacus 11:42 13 Nov 2007

I found it quite easy to either bend the pins or incorrectly fit the connection to a drive. It's worth rechecking it.

  Zion_Lion 14:04 13 Nov 2007

Hi mate... I totally agree with I am Spartacus. It is so easy to incorrectly jumper and incorrectly fit the interface adapter on some laptops.

ZL

  woodchip 14:35 13 Nov 2007

Hitachi have a look as some of these Hitachi laptop drives click here

A lot also depends on the size of the old drive You motherboard BIOS may have a limit

  woodchip 14:36 13 Nov 2007

PS the Drive in my HP is a Western Digital

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