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.