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Is the laptop faulty ?

By jayevans_uk ·
I have a HP nx6020 laptop which was showing signs of hard disk failure, so I bought another to install.

However, after installation, the hard drive refuses to boot, I get a quick message flashing up on the screen saying Media Test Failure - Check Cable. This comes up even after after I removed the drive. When I try to boot from CD to run setup it says there is no hard drive installed.

I know the drive is correctly installed as I'm using the correct adapter to fit it inside and it fits snugly and securely.

I have tried other drives (though they're older ones) - with the same result.

I can't see how a laptop which worked fine (despite the unreliable hard drive) has now become a laptop which won't accept a brand new hard drive.

Can you give me any advice ?

Regards,
Julia

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by .Martin. In reply to Is the laptop faulty ?

try testing the new HDD in another computer. if it works, there is something wrong with the laptop, if it doesn't, it is the drive

from the sounds of it,it sounds like a problem with the motherboard/IDE cable.

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