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Old 10-15-08, 11:51 AM
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Help replacing Hard drive in my laptop....

Ok...need a bit of help here.

My hard drive crashed in my HP DV6000 Laptop. I went to NewEgg.com and bought this drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148338

When I went to put it into my laptop I found it it didn't fit. I could have swore I chose the right one...but I guess I was wrong.

This is the harddrive that I pulled out (not my picture but the but the same type of pins):


This is the one I bought and hoped replaced it with (instead of pins they are flat...like a Gameboy/Gameboy Advance game):


What am I doing wrong here? This is the first time I've ventured into replacing a laptop hard drive so I must be doing something wrong.
Old 10-15-08, 12:12 PM
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I can't see the pictures well enough when I click on their links, but it appears you got a SATA drive when you needed an ATA one.
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I can't see the pictures well enough when I click on their links, but it appears you go a SATA drive when you needed an ATA one.
See thats what I thought as well but my hard drive I pulled out of my laptiop said SATA on it.
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Yeah, those two sets of pins look kind of like a SATA layout.

What is the model of your old drive?
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Ok...I'm stupid.

There is a small connector on my old hard drive. With it removed, it now looks pretty much identical (well, I don't have the new one with me at the moment though). I feel stupid
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I replied to your private message this morning regarding this, but I don't see it in my "sent" folder.

Don't forget to remove the mounting bracket for the laptop from the old drive either.
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Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
I replied to your private message this morning regarding this, but I don't see it in my "sent" folder.

Don't forget to remove the mounting bracket for the laptop from the old drive either.
I didn't get a PM from you (which is why I posted here since I was minutes away from returning to back to EggHead...phew!).
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I didn't get a PM from you
Yeah, it seems to have vanished, since it's not in my PM sent folder.

Anyway, I had found a picture of the connector, which is a proprietary part for some HP laptops:
http://www.machinaelectronics.com/st...413&model=2888

For info on removing the hard drive bracket, check page 5-10 in section 5.4 of this Maintenance and Service Guide:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01035677.pdf

I was minutes away from returning to back to EggHead...phew!).
I think you meant NewEgg, but man, that name takes me back. I remember going to the EggHead stores in the mall, back when we had an Apple IIGS. I looks like Amazon eventually bought them out :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egghead_Software
Old 10-16-08, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
Yeah, it seems to have vanished, since it's not in my PM sent folder.

Anyway, I had found a picture of the connector, which is a proprietary part for some HP laptops:
http://www.machinaelectronics.com/st...413&model=2888

For info on removing the hard drive bracket, check page 5-10 in section 5.4 of this Maintenance and Service Guide:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01035677.pdf


I think you meant NewEgg, but man, that name takes me back. I remember going to the EggHead stores in the mall, back when we had an Apple IIGS. I looks like Amazon eventually bought them out :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egghead_Software
My 320GB drive is now in my computer and working fine!

But Egghead...wow. I remember shopping at them years ago. My dad bought our Tandy computer from them.
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You had the same exact problem I had. You figured it out before I read this thread.

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