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Hard drive will not turn on. when i try to turn on the hard drive it does not turn on at all. How do i fix this, or should i just buy a new computer

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A Hard Drive is an internal hardware component that you cannot physically turn on yourself, the computer handles that.
If, however, you have an external enclosure or an external hard drive unit (which is an enclosure pre-packaged with a hard drive, so you don't have to install anything, merely plug it in), there may be something you can do. Make sure all the plugs are pushed in on both ends, your computer and the Enclosure. If the hard drive is not being recognized by your computer, make sure you have installed any drivers that may have been included on a CD with your product. If there was no CD, go to the website of the manufacturer and try and find a link leading you to a drivers download page and download the latest drivers and install them. If the issue continues further, contact the manufacturer. If you are within your warranty ( which is, by standard, 30 days ) you can receive a replacement unit. If not, the manufacturer may be able to provide you with suggestions or a more step by step instruction on fixing the problem.

If the hard drive is in fact an internal one, you may have to either take it to a professional computer repair shop, or have a friend who is knowledgeable and skilled with computer hard ware take a look and diagnose the issue. I would advise the former unless your friend is experienced or certified. There is little you can do if you do not know computer hard ware thoroughly, contacting other outside resources may yield better results.

Hope this helps!
If the hard drive is acting that way the best way to fix this problem is to go get a new hard drive and replace the bad one and that will save you money and time rather than getting a new computer....
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