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Hello, I feel really stupid. I got angry and punched my laptop where det harddrive is located. It didnt like it!...
So now, whenever I try to turn on the laptop, it says there is no bootable devices, and that the harddrive is not detected.
It also gives the errorcode 1000-0141.
Please anyone come with some suggestions, of what I can do. Any way I can recover my information, or suggestions on how I can fix the harddrive?
It is a Seagate Momentus 5400.3 80GB.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks a lot, sincerely Kim
 

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Have you checked to make sure the hard drive is seated properly?

Remove and reseat the drive in the slot.

If you need to recover the data you can try installing the drive in an external enclosure.
 

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Have you checked to make sure the hard drive is seated properly?

Remove and reseat the drive in the slot.

If you need to recover the data you can try installing the drive in an external enclosure.
I did try that 3 or 4 times. But no improvement! It cannot detect the drive. Great idea with the external enclosure. Any other ideas?

I am thinking it maybe could be the connectors between the hard drive and the laptop that are damaged?? But I am not keen on opening it all up, unless as a last resort. Do You know if this is a common issue, and if so, if it is possible to replace the connectors?

I am out travelling at the moment, so I dont have all my usual extra computer gear with me, and I would like to have my laptop up and running before I return home in 6 weeks. Also I dont have much money, to just buy and check and pray :).

But I do think of maybe buying a new hard drive. If I do, what would be the right approach, concerning moving data (if possible) from my old malfunctioning harddrive to the new? I meen cloning of some sort...

Thanks again, greatly appreciated
 

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If you have the hard drive in the laptop with your ear up to the hard drive can you hear the drive power up or spin up when you power on the laptop ?

Was the laptop powered on when you hit it ?

Most likely you will end up getting another drive do you have the media for a re-install of the OS
 

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If you have the hard drive in the laptop with your ear up to the hard drive can you hear the drive power up or spin up when you power on the laptop ?

Was the laptop powered on when you hit it ?

Most likely you will end up getting another drive do you have the media for a re-install of the OS
Thank You for Your reply!

It actually does sound like there is some sort of connection, but that it cant spin properly.
And it was powered on, when I (stupidly) hit it.
Unfortunately I dont have the media for a re-install of the operating system. I didnt bring it on my longterm travel-trip.

If I connect an external hard drive, and change the Boot order in 'boot settings' - will that mess it all up, since the OS is on the internal hard drive? Or should I try this approach?

If I buy a new hard drive, and insert it in the laptop, what happens if it does connect, and I turn it on, without an OS installed? - sorry I know these might be stupid questions, but I dont feel like messing it up more than I already have, unless necesary for the attempt to fix it.

THANKS :)
 

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If you replace the hard drive you will need to have a the recovery media.

If your model did not ship with a disc or no recovery disc was created you may be able

to order it from the manufacturer.

If I buy a new hard drive, and insert it in the laptop, what happens if it does connect, and I turn it on, without an OS installed?
You will most likely receive a message "no operating system found" or similar
 

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Based on your last reply it sure sounds like you caused a drive crash as it was powered on and spinning. Moving the drive to an external case won't get you booted up and running. At this point focus on getting a replacement hard drive and if you have it at home someone shipping you the install media or take it to some local pc shop for a re-load. you can focus on the crashed drive once you get back up and running.
 

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Based on your last reply it sure sounds like you caused a drive crash as it was powered on and spinning. Moving the drive to an external case won't get you booted up and running. At this point focus on getting a replacement hard drive and if you have it at home someone shipping you the install media or take it to some local pc shop for a re-load. you can focus on the crashed drive once you get back up and running.
Thanks again,
I decided to find a local repair-shop and I picked up a 160 GB western digital internal Hard Drive. I paid about 70$ for it, hoping that they will include a set of recovery disks for me... He had to ask his boss though, and would get back to me. I could have gotten a 250 GB online including shipping for around 50$, but figured I would support the local shop, and also get it (hopefully) up and running sooner. Now I play the waiting game - hope they will get back to me tomorrow with positive response regarding the Recovery discs, as they are closed for tonight!

Thanks a lot for great insight and replies!!!

Kim
 
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