Having problems with your IBM PC Laptops ?

Dead hard drive, old computer.

\015 I have a IBM ThinkPad 385XD. basically, the C drive is destroyed and i need to know where do get a new one. i am not exactly a man of wealth, so it would be best if it was cheap.\015\012i dont think they service this notebook anymore (lol) but if it is any help whatsoever, it has a sticker that says:\015\012\015\012FOR SERVICE ON THIS NOTEBOOK...\015\012 CALL ADR @ 877-237-3494\015\012Servicing ALL notebook OEMS\015

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Ok here you go.
\015\012You will need to remove the old hard drive and you can download the manual here.
\015\012The hard drive removal is on pages 64 and 65. This looks like it is easier than most to replace.
\015\012You can obtain a new drive from Tiger Direct. That is where I get most of my parts.
\015\012You only need to make sure that the drive is 2.5" and IDE.
\015\012Do not get an SATA drive.
\015\012Looks like you can get 120GB for under $50.00
\015\012Since your system came with a 2-3 Gig hard drive you will have much more room on the new one. After it is installed you should be able to boot the recovery disks and be on your way.
\015\012I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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How old is this laptop? Most older laptops used a 2.5 inch IDE interface hard drive, so make sure to get an IDE interface HDD and not a SATA, which is more common these days.

You can find a discounted hard drive on one of many online etailers such as newegg.com etc.
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