Insert boot media in selected boot device

This is really annoying.

I just sold my mums computer to someone on eBay - it was working perfectly with no history of problems the day it was sent off.

The day he receives it he plugs it in and gets messages such as:

"please insert boot device"
"reboot and select proper boot device"
"insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key"

The computer was sold for £350 - £35 for eBay's rip off 10% fee and cost £40 to post. Which means if I can't find out what's wrong with it I'm going to have to pay £40 for him to post it back and putting me out of pocket for a nice £75 for pure hassle.

If anyone could shed some light on the situation it would save me a lot of time and money!

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  1. the drive probably became disconnected during shipping. open the case up and make sure ALL connections are secure
  2. Cheers mate!
  3. Yup check connections, then make sure the boot order has the main HDD as the first boot device.
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