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Replaced laptop hard drive, doesnt boot. (solved)

laptop hard drive boot asus x54c black screen

Best Answer Draelen , 05 December 2015 - 07:34 AM

Update: Its now fixed, screen tells me to select boot device. Problem was from the cpu lock not tight enough. Seems like the contact points were loose, and using a flat head, was able to set the lo... Go to the full post »


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My internal hard drive were making clicking noises and since then my laptop got very slow. I finally decided to replace the hard drive (much less expensive than a new laptop). After putting in the new hard drive, now the system wont boot up, the screen remains black. Im not sure whats going on, but shouldnt it at least show the BIOS?

Stuff I tried:
Hooked up another monitor, nothing there.
Retried the previous Hard Drive, no luck.
Disassembled and cleaned it altogether, still nothing.

The laptop powers on, no doubt. What I discovered, is that the HDD Led isnt blinking. So this might be Hard Drive related.
I dont have much idea about booting up, but isnt it on the motherboard? Does replacing the Hard Drive affect it?

Laptop: Asus X54C, Intel Pentium B970.
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It could be that it's not plugged in properly.

 

Another problem might be the RAM sticks. Cheap laptops like that have weak RAM sticks so a little solution is to take one stick of RAM out at one time and then test it with the other RAM stick.

 

If that doesn't work then it'll be time to dig into some real business :)


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Update: Its now fixed, screen tells me to select boot device. Problem was from the cpu lock not tight enough. Seems like the contact points were loose, and using a flat head, was able to set the lock tighter.
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Glad you got it fixed :)


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Yeah I was getting worried it'd be more complicated than that. Oh well, thanks for the replies anyhow.

And for the record, i kinda doubted it was the ram. This laptop was quite expensive for its time, so hurray for sturdy long life hardware.

Edited by Draelen, 05 December 2015 - 10:24 PM.

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That is why I never trust refurbished Hardware. :)


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