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Paper Tape
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-11-2009
Location: Hong Kong
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is it ok to put a 250GB Hard drive replacement?

Hello guys..


newbie here.. just want to seek help regarding HARD Drive replacement , for some reason my laptop wont boot up

it only does lights (LED) but will not continue to boot or show the logo/ BIOS so we suspected probably HArdisk problem - in that sense we decided just to BUY a new hard drive and replace the existing 160GB with a 250GB..


Now im not sure if this is compatible enough with the MoBO..and the bios..

MODEL : LENOVO 3000 G430 just bought it 4months ago here in Hong Kong..


Advice & tips is appreciated.

Paper Tape
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-12-2009
Location: Spokane WA
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Re: is it ok to put a 250GB Hard drive replacement?

You probably can't update the bios in the machine's current condition and if it's only 4 months old that's probaly unwarranted.

Check the size to make sure it slot 1, 2 or 3 ( Different thickness) and bring the old HD with you to the store.

Also check to see if the HD is IDE, SATA or PATA. It should say on the HD. If not then check out the spec sheets for your machine. Didn't save them? Try doing a search on here. Good luck with that though, I've seen rubber duckies drown with the level of support that Lenovo offers.

Ensure that you have the recovery disks or make them any way you can.

Good luck to ya bro.

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