Having problems with your HP Pavilion zd8000 Notebook ?

Media test failier, check cable

\015 This is the message i get on the black start up screen when i start my laptop (hp zd8000) . i can hit f10 and go into the set up and when i do a harddrive self test it cums up with message : no IDE device...what does this mean ?\015

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This Lptop comes with 80GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive at least, the exact model can be found on bottom of sticker underneath bar code, to the right of the word service tag. These drives are user replaceable on the bottom side of the laptop you will find a screw holding down a panel, (one panel holds the HDD, one holds RAM or memory, one holds usually a modem and/or you WiFi. but you will know the hard drive when you see it, once you remove the panel, then remove the Screw holding down the drive, it will usually have a piece of plastic to help pull straight back about1/4" and then drive will be unplugged, ready to replace, the drive will also have the size and model of hard drive, but your PC may accept a HDD upgrade so you may want to increase the space of the drive, or try getting a "faster" drive one that spins at 5400RPM(a reasonable upgrade) or 7200(Big Money if you can get it, and the drive should be jumperless and slide in, then you will have to restore your PC with your RESTORE/RECOVERY Sets for the lptop, and may need to ask for or download from another PC the DMI Utility for your PC if the restore sets return an error about being in th wrong PC. for that and restore sets, 1-800-HP-INVENT, I would get the hard drive somewhere els, because it will be cheaper.
\015\012thanks for the Fixya Rating, if this helps
\015\012This means that the hard drive is not getting detected in the system..
\015\012To fix this try taking out the hard drive from the back. and reseat the hard drive. If it was a loose connection is should fix it..run the hdd test again. Also do a bios default by tapping F9.
\015\012if it still says no IDE device found then the hdd has gone bad.. u need to replace it.. if the test starts..it should boot.
\015\012However if it still does not boot then go to recovery manager by tapping F11 while the system powers on > click advance options > select system recovery and follow the recovery process.
\015\012Hope this helps..
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