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AMILO Li 2727 Can't Detect New Hard Drive

\015 Hello I'm in the middle of repairing my sisters Fujitsu AMILO Li 2727, upon powering the laptop on, i'm presented with a disk read error, i have tried to reinstall windows vista, and xp, both fail whilst loading files, so naturally i assumed the hard drive is faulty, i also cant get it to work in my working laptop either, i'm fairly sure its dead which is weston digital by the way, anyway i ordered a brand new Hitachi hard drive which i know works ive loaded vista onto it using my working laptop with no problems, however when i put it into the amillo laptop, it wont even post, and the bios settings confirm that it cant detect the hard drive, does anyone know of and compatability issues with hitachi hard drives, or how i might be able to solve thos problem, time is really of the escence so i dont want to waste time ordering another hard drive if i dont need to.\015\012\015\012any help would be very much appreciated.\015\012\015\012Cheers\015\012\015\012Ant\015

Answers :

Take the laptop to the hardware store and have them change it (the hard disk) for you.
\015\012its not a difficult task as they can do it on spot.
\015\012they usually have 3-4 brands of hdd and will find the one that suits you by trying. note that this is a very - very rare situation. normally there is no compatibility issue in hard drives. (ok i dont mean to try to put an 120GB disk in a 10 years old laptop that had a 6 giga drive).
\015\012as for the drive you already bought, it will not be wasted as you can buy a case and convert it to a usb drive with minimal cost - here in greece it costs about 9-10 euros. see this for your sister:
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\015\012remember though that you CANNOT load vista (or anything else) on a laptop and take the drive out to another laptop - they (vista or xp) will not work or they will crash often due to different hardware settings. ok ?
Verify that no pins were disturbed when the drive was removed and replaced. as long as the hard drive is the same interface as the laptop the new drive should work. The interface is standard for hard drives by type so if the pins match it should work. ATA, EIDE etc.
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