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Subject: Re: Possible disk problem
From: RudiS (mailmetorudiS_at_gmx.ch)
I would recommend to do the same way like Jörg described. After
switching on the disk must spin up, you can hear it.
Once I had a notebook HD with the same symptoms, it was a IBM
Travelstar. I had by chance the same one in another notebook, so I
tried to change the electronic board of the disk, and it worked. With
a special torx tool you can remove the electronic board without
damaging the harddisk itself. So you can save your data. I was very
happy, because I had my backup at home..... and I was in ASIA :-)
Am Mittwoch, 5. Mai 2004 um 07:51 schrieben Sie:
>> A progress bar is in the middle of the screen and it goes about
>> half way then stops. I hear a clicking for a while then the
>> clicking stops. I don't hear the drive spin up. There is no
>> error message. It just hangs with the progress bar about half
>> way across the screen. The green and red LED both come on at
>> power up then the green LED stays on.
>> Is the drive suppose to spin up when the power is first turned
>> on or sometime after that first screen and progress bar?
ID> Yes, the drive should spin up immediately.
>> I don't think it's a battery problem because I took them out and
>> used a regulated power supply in their place.
>> If it is a drive problem, is there a way to test it?
ID> You could take the disk out and try it on an IDE or USB adapter. Or whatever
ID> you find to plug it to. It's a standard 2.5" notebook drive.
>> If it is a dead drive, what is the best replacement for it?
ID> My personal recommendation is Fujitsu, when I was shopping for a 60 GB drive
ID> a good year ago those were the most quiet and also have low power
ID> consumption. Big difference to the stock Hitachi drive, which I can hear
ID> clicking all the way across the room. Two friends have Toshiba, which is
ID> also significantly more noisy, but their new 100 GB drive may be different.
ID> The Fujitsu is barely audible.
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