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By mjohnson ·
I have a Olivetti Echos P-120E Laptop, and my hard drive is slowly dying with bad sectors. I can't find a hard drive specifically for this laptop anywhere. I read that depending on the connection for the hard drive you should be able to use a standard laptop hard drive and it should work fine. Can any one tell me if this is so, and what I should be looking for when buying a hard drive for the laptop.
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by calves In reply to Laptop Hard Drives

Got you this link. You should contact them for your HD needs.
Be careful what you buy. Laptops are very picky as to what goes in it.

http://www.olecomp.com/ihdesk/portab_u/EchosP/EchoP120EndUser.htm
Good luck!

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by bdgray In reply to Laptop Hard Drives

Try:

http://www.olecomp.com/ihdesk/portab_u/EchosP/EchosP_EndUserSparePartList.htm

here is their support number:
Italia 0125 6362630

It looks like an international number but it is all I can find!

Hope this helps!

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by miked In reply to Laptop Hard Drives

I have an Olivetti as well. Check out Steve Gibson's web site for SpinRite. Assuming the drive is not mechanically defective, SpinRite can restore the LL format and recover a good bit of the data (including, perhaps, recovering some of the bad sectors). I cannot say enough good things about spinrite. I have been using it for 15 years! He is at http://www.grc.com/default.htm

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by billy In reply to Laptop Hard Drives

The harddrive in your laptop is an IDE drive in a smaller package. The physical dimension of the drive is most important,so remove the hard drive and record it's dimensions.Goto www.procom.com and get the phone number to thier tech support. They should be able to help you further.

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by stngfan1 In reply to Laptop Hard Drives

When you remove your HDD from the laptop, is the drive also screwed into a frame with a small data cable connector that goes to the HDD and to a male or female connector that actully connects to the inside of your laptop ? If yes then you can use anaked 2.5 in. HDD for a notebook. Try to goto simpletech.com for a replacement HDD for your laptop, they make all kinds of replacements parts for PC.

Good Luck
TM

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