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Laptop will not boot up

By davidflynn12
Jun 2, 2008
  1. have a compaq presario 2500 laptop. When i boot it up , it was
    uncertain of where to boot from. So i reset it, now it tries to
    initialise MBA, claims there is a cable media fault and cannot find
    the os ?! I presume it is the Hard drive ? Another issue is that
    i cannot open the laptop ? I removed all the screws ,battery,hard drive
    and it is still stuck seemly at the rear of the laptop near the screen?
    Is there some magical procedure to open the laptop?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. davidflynn12

    davidflynn12 TS Member Topic Starter

    It is a
    2511 EA .
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. davidflynn12

    davidflynn12 TS Member Topic Starter

    Thanks for the link.
     
  6. davidflynn12

    davidflynn12 TS Member Topic Starter

    I simply got a new Hard drive and it is now working. Thanks for everybody's help.
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
     
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    Usually this means the connection on the HD is not secure. Reseat the drive. If you cannot boot, your OS may be corrupt. I highly suggest using a program like GOBack. It has saved me countless times from OS corruption and boot errors.
     
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