Replacing a laptop hard drive..
Hello, I purchased an MSI ge72 Apache pro about 2 years ago, it's been a solid workhorse and I love it to be honest, but I have a feeling the hard drive is going bad, I was wondering if I could get it replaced and how much that would cost. Sadly I do not have the budget for a new computer otherwise I'd just do that. Thank you for your help in advance
A shop should charge an hours labor and the price of the drive to replace the drive. They may try to get you for another hour cloning the drive, but both can be done in an hour.
you will have to remove the bottom of the computer to access the drive.
I found this video of replacing the drive. not in english.
Some laptops such as Dells have hard disk diagnostics built into the Bios or diagnostics partition
Most PC's & laptops have a option to report SMART status of hard disks at startup (this is often turned off by default.)
Once turned on if the hard disk is bad then you get a warning message and pause at BIOS/UEFI screen
To get a collection of Hard disk diagnostics programs look at HIRENS CD (iso image to be burned to CD or DVD or USB)