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Old 6th October 2008, 18:25   #1
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Gadget Gurus ,

Recently my personal laptop had a problem. It's a Dell Inspiron 5160 and it's not booting up. The recovery disks not working and getting an error while running a HDD Test.

I knew somehow it is the HDD, maybe you can correct me if I'm wrong.
If yes, then could you pls guide me on where should I buy HDD for this series in Bangalore??

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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Old 6th October 2008, 18:46   #2
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You can try in National Market if you are not looking one with bill etc.
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Buy an HDD from your local computer market.

You ll get it cheaper and you ll get a longer warranty as well.

To make sure you get the right HDD, just take your old HDD along when you go shopping...

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@inder_s1
check out SP road you be able to get a good one from there, also the max this system can support is 80GB..
check out the pic it is very easy to replace it first try a reseat as it works some times if not then replace it.

when you buy the disk it will be a bare one you would have to install it in the bay that is shown in the pic, the bay would have about 4 screws hope this helps
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Gadget Gurus ,

Recently my personal laptop had a problem. It's a Dell Inspiron 5160 and it's not booting up. The recovery disks not working and getting an error while running a HDD Test.

I knew somehow it is the HDD, maybe you can correct me if I'm wrong.
If yes, then could you pls guide me on where should I buy HDD for this series in Bangalore??

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Same problem for my 5150. HDD crash. I looked up on eBay and I'm being offered a used 100 gig HDD for 60USD including shipping. Not sure if its worth it. There have been major heating and hardware issues for the 51XX models. Loved it once, hate it now that I purchased myself a spanking new HP Pavilion Dv6910US for $529.
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@inder_s1, please can you let me know what is the error message you are getting when you trun on the computer? Did you try running diags on the computer? I can let you know which HDD you need to buy, but first let me know the answers for the above 2 questions.
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Buy an HDD from your local computer market.

You ll get it cheaper and you ll get a longer warranty as well.

To make sure you get the right HDD, just take your old HDD along when you go shopping...
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@inder_s1
check out SP road you be able to get a good one from there, also the max this system can support is 80GB..
check out the pic it is very easy to replace it first try a reseat as it works some times if not then replace it.

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@inder_s1, please can you let me know what is the error message you are getting when you trun on the computer? Did you try running diags on the computer? I can let you know which HDD you need to buy, but first let me know the answers for the above 2 questions.
Thank you all for the quick replies.

Akeel,

Thanks a lot for the pics, it definitely helps. As you said will try to reseat the HDD, still it doesnt work then will replace it. Will go to SP in the weekend. Any idea on the cost front?

vinayvtec,

I will post the error tomorrw. Forgot the exact msg.

I have run the diagnostics as mentioned in the first post. On HDD Diagnostic , It says failed and I get a error msg.
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Do note the maximum HDD size your bios can take up before buying a high capacity drive.
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@inders1,

Not sure about the price, but do PM me if you find any issues in installing the new drive will let you know.

@ashthedivx
yup updated in the early post max it can support is a 80GB
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