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Sure you can have it tested by a shop if you wish or purchase a external usb hard drive enclosure. Connect it to another system and see if it can identify and access the drive that way.
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Reply disappeared!!

However I plucked up enough courage after reading the Users instructions to Find that I have a Clevo M56a Model A

I have taken out the battery as per instructions and removed HD but not removed connection yet.
HD is as follows: HITACHI Travelstar Model: HTS721080G9SA00 7200RPM 5V 1.1A DC 80GB SATA
P/N 0A25026 MLC DA1373 (16383CYL. 16HEADS. 63SEC/T)

Can I have this tested or take it that it is kaput?
shall I go ahead and complete disconnection, which I will have to do to replace?

Thanks for help


Once you have removed the hard drive cover on the laptop you will see, or should, the hard drive encased in a metal chassis.

This chassis may have a single screw holding it in place which you need to remove and then slide the hard drive backwards, there may be a kind of attached tag to allow you to do so.

Tell us if you see this please.
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Ok read all instruction and have taken HD for testing...HD kaput!

Hitachi Travelstar HD
info on HD: Model HTS721080G9SA00 7200RPM... 5V 1.1A DC 80GB SATA
P/N 0A25026 MLC:DA1373 (16383CYL. 16HEADS> 63SEC/T)

Can I relace with different RPM and higher GB?
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7200 rpm is probably the max for your system but a higher capacity should be no problem at all.
The drive has to be a laptop drive which is a 2.5 inch in size but you should be able to go to a 160 or even 320 gig in capacity.
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Ok thanks I cxan obtain one for about £45 in UK

I have an older Clevo Laptop which I haven't been able to find the user manual for.

I have taken the battery out but cannot find how to n-install Hd which looks to be the same but the make etc must be on the reverse side.

If I can take this out I might be able to use it...The 8880 will not operate when plugged into mains...only battery charging light shows .
I'm assuming it is dead so thought HD could be used in the Clevo M56a.

any clues as to where I can find the manual it does not seem to be on Clevo list.?
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Is the Clevo the M56a you are looking for the manual for?
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No I have the manual for the M56a
it is the Clevo 8880

serial no NC888T2H00274
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Is this what you are looking for HERE
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Thanks

correct user manual downloaded (8880) unfortunately HD connections completly different...

New laptop Im afraid..

Never mind I have learnt a great deal from all the very instructive and helpful posts.

I hope I can help someone in the future.

RonWin
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What are different about the hd connections?
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Both the Clevo M560a and the 8880 whether they are one and the same or not contain two hdd bays and they both utilise pata drives.

To be absolutely sure on just what we are looking at here Ronwin what does the one you have look like?

Left or right?

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Unfortunately only one HD in 8880 and that is on the right..M56a HD is as on the left..only one in there also.
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I am lost as to what machine we are needing a new hard drive for. :confused:
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Sorry to confuse .. the 8880 HD is ok the m56a HD is finished..

As the M56a is slightly newer that the 8880 I thought that the HD would fit the M56a.

As it doesn't and as I have lost any info that I hadn't copied to dongles etc . I will give it to my local computer shop for spares.

The 8880 I will try and update as although older than the M56a can be useful.

I hope that clears that up

Again thanks for all the help.
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