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HP laptop hard drive needs replacing

By learninmypc
Apr 9, 2013
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  1. I think I've mentioned it in here before. Its an older HP compaq Presario Model # 17XL4
    Original OS was Win ME. When I first got it 5 or 6 years ago, it had a bogus XP Pro OS on it & I put a genuine copy on it & it was working fine till the harddrive died one day.
    I know the harddrive is a goner because I've tried putting XP Pro on it a couple times since & its a no go.
    I'd like to find a new/rebuilt harddrive for it so I can get it back up & running. It'll be used for email & reading only. Any ideas?
    I don't have a ton of $$$ so......TIA:)
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,817   +180

  3. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    SATA or IDE hard drive? If it's the latter, I wouldn't bother. Those are harder to find and cost more than same capacity SATA drive. At least that's how it was when I looked for one for my Toshiba Satellite 335 couple years ago. It's like RAM for old computer, cost more and hard to find.
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    Not as expensive as I thought.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,231   +232

    I can't get a good enough picture of it, so I'll show these.
    2013-04-09 11-12-07.374.jpg 2013-04-09 11-13-24.420.jpg
    Looking at it, I can't see anything showing sata or ide
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    Sorry, can't tell anything from the pictures. Looks like it's 15 GB.

    Have you removed the drive from the laptop? Should be able to tell what connection it uses.
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,432   +218

    Look at the type of data and power connections it has on the end of the drive.
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,231   +232

    Those pictures are showing it out of the laptop laying on a table.
    It does say
    "Replace with Compaq Spare 221126-001
    then a barcode below that & then P/N; 3141BS1005A"
    On the next sticker it says
    Hitachi Harddisk drive :DK23BA-15.
    It is a 15gb hhd.
    mailpup, here is a picture of the connection
    2013-04-09 11-34-33.168.jpg
    I know, not the best.It has 43 pins.
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

    That's IDE
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,231   +232

    So I'm sol? Or not?
  11. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    So, you just need to google and see what fits your price range. You have the drive out, so you know it's dimension. You know it's an IDE drive. Not sure about the capacity, your laptop might be able to accept a larger capacity drive.
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,231   +232

    Ok & thanks.:) And thanks to the others for their input.(y)


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