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My Toshiba Satellite P10-S429 harddrive is not found in the bios. THe system won't boot up and makes a noise when it tries. Can anyone tell me where to locate the harddrive so I can try to reseat it? Thanks


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Thank you for your query

Unfortunatley that noise you are hearing is the hard drive on its way out, the arm that normally reads the metal type discs in the inside is now knocking against them and thus the noise

If you still wish to reseat, if you turn the laptop over on the bottom there will be a symbol like cylinder barrel, this is where the hard drive is.

to remove it ensure there is no power going ot th elaptop and the battery has been removed, undo 2 or 4 screws (depending on the model) and remove the plastic panel, then simply take the hard drive out give the connectors both end a good clean and seat back. Put the cover back on and screws back in

I still believe the hard drive is faulty and you can either purchase another one and replcae yourself as mentioned above or alternativley book it into a reputable PC shop

You will also need to reinstall windows if the hard drive is replaced

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