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JohnnyC

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can I fix this computer
« on: 25. November 2014., 15:14:44 »
I put ubuntu on a windows 8 (urgh) acer aspire, v5 122p

It is not duel boot by default, I ended up wiping windows 8 (horray!)

The trouble started about 2 months after, I think it as after deleting the main account (I made 3).

Bios, I think, could not read the HD .. it was too far back. Sometimes it worked.

Now it's dead. I tried all the disc remedy stuff recommended by ubuntu. Nothing.

I even took the HD out and formatted it again ith Windows 7 in a different computer. Nothing.

Should I get it fixed?
Throw it away?

A new one only costs 300 dollars. I also live in one of the most expensive places in the world which is expensive hen you get little services like this done (on account of it being backward. So a repair would be expensive unless really obvious and easy.


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can I fix this computer
« on: 25. November 2014., 15:14:44 »




jheysen

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Re: can I fix this computer
« Reply #1 on: 25. November 2014., 18:37:41 »
You can theorically always fix a computer. Sounds like the HDD is dead, so you just need to replace it.
You can see if the value of a new laptop HDD is close to the one of a new laptop... you can make your choice.
Anyway, it's not THAT hard to install ubuntu the right way...

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Re: can I fix this computer (acer aspire, v5 122p)
« Reply #2 on: 29. November 2014., 10:15:45 »
Hi Johnny and Welcome to SCF Community.

As "JHeysen" says, it will be very difficult to revive this HDD but We'll do our best to help you. ;)

Please provide us detailed information about HDD: brand name, type, "numbers"... ?

cya later,

S.

P.S.

By the way, here you have some old Topics related to HDD:

http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,8034.0.html

http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,3399.0.html


http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,5722.0.html

Maybe you'll get some new idea for a solution to the problem. ;)

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Re: can I fix this computer
« Reply #3 on: 06. January 2015., 07:54:42 »
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