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Studio 1535 - No Hard Drive Detected?

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Hey all,

About a week ago, I woke up, turning my Laptop on to hear an odd clicking sound and the message: "No hard drive detected."

I figured (judging by the clicking sound) that the hard drive somehow decided to not work anymore, bummer....

I ordered a 2nd hard drive, came in this morning.  Exact same model, etc...

I installed it, made sure all of the cables were firmly in place, turned my laptop on and.... Still, No hard drive detected.

The BIOS isnt detecting the Hard Drive, and when I run the Dell startup diagnostic, only error that comes up is "No Hard Drive Detected."

Any ideas on what could be wrong, or what I can do to fix it?

Thanks,

Phillips126

*EDIT*

I wanted to mention my warrenty has expired, and I'd rather not spend $50.00 to talk to someone I dont understand.

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Re: Studio 1535 - No Hard Drive Detected?

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Make sure your hard drive is being seated properly and check to make sure you have the newest BIOS installed.

Sam

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Phillips126
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Re: Studio 1535 - No Hard Drive Detected?

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Thanks for the quick reply.

The HD's cables are firmly inplace, both on the HD and on the Motherboard.

Is there a way to install / update a BIOS when you cant start the computer up, and without a hard drive? When the computer starts it says: BIOS version A06. Perhaps that will solve the problem.

Thanks,

Phillips126

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Re: Studio 1535 - No Hard Drive Detected?

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You can hit F2 to enter the BIOS and see if your computer can boot to a USB device, if it can then you can buy a USB key and follow instruction here and then place the BIOS exe file on the key and run it.  Look at the instructions on the BIOS download for install. Just to let you know an improper flash can render your computer useless and the only thing that would fix it is a motherboard replacement.

Sam

Own: Dell Chromebook 11, Alienware M11xR2

   

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Phillips126
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Re: Studio 1535 - No Hard Drive Detected?

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Thanks dallascowboysworldchamps,

I'll take my chances and give this a shot.  I'll report back if the problem still exists, or if this solves it.

Phillips126

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Re: Studio 1535 - No Hard Drive Detected?

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Well, it appears that I am currently running the most current BIOS for my system.

On the Dell Drivers / Downloads page, they only list BIOS A06 for my system, which is what it says when starting up.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

Phillips126

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Re: Studio 1535 - No Hard Drive Detected?

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Try F12 at boot and select Dell Diagnostics and see it it will test. Also holding down the FN key and hitting the power button starts Dell Diags.

Sam

Own: Dell Chromebook 11, Alienware M11xR2

   

Forum Member since 2004

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Re: Studio 1535 - No Hard Drive Detected?

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Thanks for the tip,

I gave that a shot, only problem that was detected was "No Hard Drive Found."

I think the problem might be the Hard Drive Cable, connecting the HD to the Motherboard.  It feels really loose, etc...

I ordered a new cable today, should be here soon... We'll see if that solves the problem.

I'll keep responding to help others that may experience my problem.

If there is anything else you can think of, let me know.

Thanks,

Phillips126

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Re: Studio 1535 - No Hard Drive Detected?

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You could purchase a hard drive enclosure and put your hard drive in it, and see it can be accessed from another computer.  Hard drive enclosures run about 20 bucks.

Otherwise you can wait till you get the cable.

Keep us up to date.

Sam

Own: Dell Chromebook 11, Alienware M11xR2

   

Forum Member since 2004

"If your issue was resolved, please click  Yes ".

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Re: Studio 1535 - No Hard Drive Detected?

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I have the same laptop Dell 1535 and the same problem as you do. When I turn on my laptop, the same message "No hard drive detected" appears. I don't know what hard drive I should get to replace it and I don't know how much it will cost. My warranty is expired too and I was also wondering if Dell could like somehow fix it and I can pay them back?

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