Im an abusive when I try to fix pcs :(

I inherited a 4 year old Compaq laptop from my dad, who got it from his company for free.
Its not a bad pc with a 1.8ghz Pentium 4M, 1gb ram, 40gb hd, a 15 inch SXGA+ 1400x1050 lcd, and a combo drive Compaq Evo N800v, with 2 batteries!

Anyways my dad stopped using it 2 years ago after is developed a corrupted hard drive. I short while ago i realized that i might be able to get it to work by merely replacing the hard drive. Turns out my dad had given away the AC adapter to a co-worker, who lost it. On the bright side, my buddy's 4 year old Dell 8500 laptop's video card developed issues and had to be abandoned, so i could now get a 40gb hard drive for cheap!

Things then went on in this order:
I fool around with the laptop trying to find the HD
After removing all of the screws from the bottom of the laptop to no avail
I realize that the HD can be removed my simply prying open a bay on the side. (It came out very easily)
My dad's co-worker found the adapter and returned it to my dad
I try it out and it work just great.
I then (just to know..) replaced the old HD in its little bay and tried it out.
It works until I try to restart it when it gives me missing file errors.
I then try to remove the HD bay but, suprise! it doesn't budge...
I pry away with a screw driver until I have successfully broken off the plastic bay door.
Even then, with all of my might, i cannot pull the hard drive out with needlenose pliers.



So now im left with a laptop with a broken HD stuck inside
any suggestions, and I mean any would be greatly appreciated

lovely, eh
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  1. OMFG

    WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!!!!!

    lol
    on the compaq laptops (2800 series?) they have 1 small black screw nbere the hdd bay which you undo, and the hdd tray slides out easily

    ....

    read the manual before afroteching a laptop
  2. This is a joke:

    1: Suck up your pride.
    2: Buy a bottle of anal lube.
    3: Get the laptop ready.
    4: Spread the anal lube all over your anus.

    I'm so sorry, I couldn't resist.
    -cm
  3. hahaha

    WTFH????

    so random, but probably relevant
  4. Well, since the second post just explained the problem, this thread has now been hijacked for the sake of randomness.
    -cm
  5. YAY!

    holy flying chicken feet

    -------------------------

    "Go anal youself with a retractable baton. Oh, before it snaps off and you die a horrible death due to infection, give me a call and i'll sign your coffin"
  6. So what do you think you'll do tonight. I'm going out on the town with some friends before school starts Monday. You?
    -cm
  7. hmmm

    nothing much this week

    school starts for me wednesday week (31st)

    where are you? US/UK/AUS/HK/CA/CN/TW/JP/NZ/etc etc ?
  8. University of Rochester, NY. How come school starts so late for you?
    -cm
  9. haha

    baulkham hills high school, nsw, australia

    year 10/grade 10/year 11 in new zreland and png/form 9

    whatever system of grading you guys use in america
  10. No beer for you then, young 'un.

    I wonder how long it will be until Wingy finds the words "anal" and "lube" in this thread. He doesn't venture out of the Other much, but I though he would when he saw that.
    -cm
  11. Hey what do you know, it works...

    Heck, it was fun while it lasted. Now all I have to do is get the replacement HD from my friend and put it in.

    to fix this problem:
    God invented duct tape to give us a way to fix our most grievous errors

    well there still is'nt any guarantee that it will work.

    p.s. i would have read the manual if it came w one
    heck we all learn something new every day.
  12. Laptop + Duct tape = Kill yourself.
    -cm
  13. hmmm

    duct tape eh

    me n 3 other guys were in charge of a production at school. we were sweating our asses our asses off setting up all the sound nd lighting gear, then coupla random dicks came a long and started nicking our stuff so we taped 2 of them to a pillar and left them there for an hour.

    there was sooooo much hair/bits of skin stuck to the tape when we un-ripped them free
  14. YES! FASTEST REPLY EVER!
    -cm
  15. LOL.
    -cm
  16. HAHAHA, well you might as well just throw it against a concrete wall, or use it as a trampoline.

    have you tried reinstalling windows???
  17. LOL

    good way to get post count up too
  18. or you could blame crappy ie7 for refreshing
  19. I'm a Firefox man.


    -cm
  20. (image of foxy laughing as ie logo blows up)

    kinda noobish question, but how do you uplaod a pic into the post?
  21. Quote:
    I'm a Firefox man.

    That's good.
    This is better.
  22. AARRGGGG!!!! I tried to use that one, but the link was bad. Where did you find it??? :x
    -cm


  23. I love how this image was randomly in the first search page. The internet is the best.
    -cm
  24. haha, ie7 sucks penis,... which version of firefox you usin?
  25. Hey, even though you have 3x the # of posts than me I get to teach you something!

    I embedded my 1st pic in my original post on this page... and I figured it out all by myself :)

    Go to www.photobucket.com register, login, upload a pic
    Once thats done, It will give you three links for the pic: HTML, URL, and IMG

    Notice how in the TH Forumz reply box theres a button for Img between URL and List=, well its the same thing. Just click on the IMG link in your photobucket album and It will give you a notice that its been copied.
    You then go to your TH reply page and press Cntrl-V or paste

    Thats all there is too it:)
    Goodbye, and Good Luck
  26. your never too old to learn something new :D
  27. I second that
  28. However, it is entirely possible to be to YOUNG to learn something. (stubborn)
    -cm
  29. :D true....

    i wanted beer :P
  30. <hands the Sponge a cold one>
    SPONGE: "Cele, you're underage!"
    CELEWIGN: "Drink the damn beer, Sponge, or you'll be soaking in your own blood!"
    SPONGE: "You little f****** s***!"
    CELEWIGN: "It's on, B****!"

    <kung fu ensues, Celewign gets ass-kicked>
    -cm
  31. thanks for the good laughs guys....
  32. <Ivdax joins in, doing matrix moves>
    SPONGE: "Get away, Ivdax! I've no fight with you!"
    IVDAX: "YOU KILLED MY FATHER!!!!!! YOU F***!"
    <Sponge gets asskicked, falls on top of Celewign's crushed carcass>
    <Celewign gets further crushed>
    -cm
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