Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Help!!! laptop hard drive

  1. #1
    Constant Bitrate ashbosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    115

    Angry Help!!! laptop hard drive

    HELP PLS.

    I purchased a fujitsu MHS2030AT 30gb hard drive from ebay. It was replacement drive and was still in the anti-static pack. That was couple of weeks ago. I couldn't test it without the laptop hdd to ide adapter. Now that I got the adapter, I'm trying to setup. I tried with 3 computers. Tried with different cables etc. The bios shows up fujitsu mhw2430at with some 6gb size.The sticker on the drive itself shows MHS2030AT. But when I use the fujitsu diag utility, it says its not a fujitsu hard disk. Partition magic/fdisk gives error and windos setup says hard disk not found.

    I'm so frustrated!!!! wasted lot of time on it but no avail....Pls. help!!!
    Also, is here anybody from NY, NJ area who can help me test the hard drive.
    Current project ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■___ 85%
    Xenarc 700TS, Mobile Athlon 1GHz, Soyo K7VME, 30Gb HD, Slimline DVD drive, TB Santa Cruz, Opus 120W
    Holux G210

    03 Acura TL, Zapco & Precision Power amps, Adire Koda comps & EDesign 12" sub.

  2. #2
    FLAC samc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    944
    Well not to point out the obvious but did you look for marred sticker edges or such? I mean you obviously connected the IDe/converter properly and the bios picks up the drive.. you've been own3d!!!!!!! contact the ebay seller immediately.
    Mine needs to be updated.

  3. #3
    Constant Bitrate ashbosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    115
    Well the sticker came off easily, there's nothing inside except serial #s and all.
    Does that mean I'm screwed?? I have installed many computers, but all of them were desktops, this was my first time with laptop hard drive. I played around with different combinations of cables, ide ports of diff. computers. Don't think I did anything wrong. Is there anyother way ot test it or is it possible that the laptop hdd to ide adapter is bad(which is unlikely)??
    Current project ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■___ 85%
    Xenarc 700TS, Mobile Athlon 1GHz, Soyo K7VME, 30Gb HD, Slimline DVD drive, TB Santa Cruz, Opus 120W
    Holux G210

    03 Acura TL, Zapco & Precision Power amps, Adire Koda comps & EDesign 12" sub.

  4. #4
    Constant Bitrate ashbosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    115
    is there any way to test it? Anybody???
    Current project ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■___ 85%
    Xenarc 700TS, Mobile Athlon 1GHz, Soyo K7VME, 30Gb HD, Slimline DVD drive, TB Santa Cruz, Opus 120W
    Holux G210

    03 Acura TL, Zapco & Precision Power amps, Adire Koda comps & EDesign 12" sub.

  5. #5
    FLAC samc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    944
    I suppose you can always connect it and proceed to install windows. Whatever 100% partition windows detects is your hd size? And linux ofcourse.
    Mine needs to be updated.

  6. #6
    Banned eatyummypuppies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    li, ny
    Posts
    439
    Dude, face it, it is a 6 gig drive. Also, if you receive a brick in an anti-static bag, that doesn't mean it was a PDA when it was shipped.

  7. #7
    Constant Bitrate ashbosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    115
    Its not a 6gig drive. I was mistaken. It shows up around 60Gb with ATA100 80 pin cable and shows up as 30Gb with 40 pin cable. Thats weird isn't it. The SMART status is BAD. So I guess the drive is bad after all. I have filed a claim under SQuare Trade on ebay. Will see what happens. more delays..... damn!!!
    Current project ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■___ 85%
    Xenarc 700TS, Mobile Athlon 1GHz, Soyo K7VME, 30Gb HD, Slimline DVD drive, TB Santa Cruz, Opus 120W
    Holux G210

    03 Acura TL, Zapco & Precision Power amps, Adire Koda comps & EDesign 12" sub.

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    9
    Test the HDD with http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
    Its a DOS based tester (bootable FD or CD) which detects various hardware problems with the HDD.

  9. #9
    Constant Bitrate anitanium's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    117
    hmmm
    i sort of had this problem

    have you tried putting it on the PRIMARY MASTER channel?
    that helped me detect my 60 gig to restore a ghost
    [||||||||||||||||||||] - final touches
    SUPER 7" VGA w/ TS
    Toshiba Satellite 3000
    P3 850
    256MB
    30GB
    Geforce2 Go
    DVD
    Orinoco 802.11b PCMCIA
    nlite WinXP 350MB installed
    RoadRunner
    iGuidance 2.1
    Holux GM210 GPS
    Xantrex Xpower 300

  10. #10
    Constant Bitrate ashbosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    115
    The drive was bad. I got it replaced and now its working fine.
    Thanks for the help guys.
    Current project ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■___ 85%
    Xenarc 700TS, Mobile Athlon 1GHz, Soyo K7VME, 30Gb HD, Slimline DVD drive, TB Santa Cruz, Opus 120W
    Holux G210

    03 Acura TL, Zapco & Precision Power amps, Adire Koda comps & EDesign 12" sub.

Similar Threads

  1. fs laptop ide hard drive
    By Verge in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-12-2004, 05:18 PM
  2. 10gb laptop hard drive and ide adapter
    By pogue1000 in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-24-2003, 12:12 AM
  3. laptop hard drive
    By jettamasta in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-05-2003, 11:07 AM
  4. External notebook hard drive help
    By mtmsol in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-18-2002, 01:24 PM
  5. Laptop Hard Drive
    By surfer6262 in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-18-2002, 05:43 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •