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NamikuG

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    HP Pavilion Hard Drive Replacement
    « on: April 07, 2011, 05:55:24 PM »
    HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook
    Intel(R) Core (TM) i3 CPU M330 @ 2.13GHZ
    4 GB Ram
    64=bit Operating System.
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    My Hard Drive Is Failing I Need A Replacement But I Am Not Sure What The Actual Size I Would Really Need
    Hp Won't Answer My Question Unless I Pay Them $20 For One Time Tech Support

    I Want To Try To Repair It Myself, Last Time I Took A Laptop To The Computer Repair Place He Didn't Know Anything About Factory Images or How to Use Them.
     So I'm Not Really Going To Trust Him With This.
    I know it's Size Is In Inch's But I'm Not Really Sure
    I'm Sorry I'm New At This Any Help Would Def Be More Than Welcomed :)
    Thank you

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    Re: HP Pavilion Hard Drive Replacement
    « Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 05:59:42 PM »
    1.  What makes you think hard drive is failing?
    2.  Is computer past warranty?
    3.  There is no listing for HP Pavilion dv6; http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/siteHome?cc=us&lc=en

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      Re: HP Pavilion Hard Drive Replacement
      « Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 06:05:30 PM »
      when i boot it up it says Hard Drive intimate failure and asks me to back up everything.
      it was fine last night but i went to boot it up today and it kept restarting i did system repair a few times it finally did start but started saying that.
      the warranty has expired hp wont even answer my question about hard drive size
      so i searched the net for the hard drive intimate failure to figure out what it is.

      it was fine last night  i shut it down like normal.

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      Re: HP Pavilion Hard Drive Replacement
      « Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 06:09:04 PM »
      That's the built-in hard drive S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, it's definitely going bad & can fail at any time.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.
      It's a 2.5" notebook drive, probably SATA interface, but let's be sure:
      There is no listing for HP Pavilion dv6; http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/siteHome?cc=us&lc=en

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        Re: HP Pavilion Hard Drive Replacement
        « Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 06:16:42 PM »
        the laptop is a pavillion dv6-2150us model cant seem to find it on that site thoa posted my serial and my product comes up unknown for some reason

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          Re: HP Pavilion Hard Drive Replacement
          « Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 06:19:07 PM »
          http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=4121143&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

          ok here is the link for what it came up with not sure if this helps at all

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          Re: HP Pavilion Hard Drive Replacement
          « Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 06:26:56 PM »
          HP Pavilion dv6-2150us Entertainment Notebook PC Product Specifications
          All it says about HD is:  Hard Drive   320GB (7200RPM)

          Maintenance and Service Guide
          See p. 1-2, 4-14

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            Re: HP Pavilion Hard Drive Replacement
            « Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 06:30:44 PM »
            oh ok :) thank you so much for helping me hopefully i can get this fixed ASAP :)

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            Re: HP Pavilion Hard Drive Replacement
            « Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 06:38:38 PM »
            You will need the Recovery CD's that came with it.  If you can backup all your important stuff, & then install Macrium Reflect to create an image of the entire hard drive, that will be a lot easier than starting from scratch with the Recovery CD's.
            http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp