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Laptop hard drive issues

By mouh ·
Hi
I've a travelstar laptop hard drive and it does work. It does not make any noise. The lights are on when trying to access it but nothing happens.
I used and external rack to make it working and I experienced the same issue.
Is there any one helping?
Thanks.

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You can test it with the HDD Makers Testing Utility

by OH Smeg In reply to Laptop hard drive issues

Called Drive Fitness tester available here

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT

If this drive fails the test you will be given a reason why this has happened and what is wrong with it.

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could be

by brian In reply to Laptop hard drive issues

Sounds to me like the read head is dammaged, though the hard drive is not making the well known ticking noise, that does not necessarly mean that it is failing. I would test the drive like the post states above, but be leary of running it too much until you get a successful test result....also, be sure to run the testing utility a few times just to make sure it comes back as positive (if it shows good the first time). I have had testing utilities show good the first time, but then fail the second and third (so best 2 out of 3).

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