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willrepair
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dv6700 broken hard drive replacement help

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The hard drive in my friend's dv6700 stopped working and I'm going to replace it. Is there a standard document that helps with this? I have already opened the notebook and took out the drive (getting help from the maintanence and service guide I found here: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01295877.pdf) so what I most need help with is reinstalling the required software (the operating system, drivers, etc.). My friend has not created recovery disks.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Re: dv6700 broken hard drive replacement help

Hey there! He would need to contact HP directly to obtain a set of recovery discs. These cost between $30 to $45, give or take a few dollars. The hard drive may need to be tattooed by an authorize HP service tech.

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Re: dv6700 broken hard drive replacement help

Thanks for your reply. What does "tattooed" mean?
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Re: dv6700 broken hard drive replacement help

It is a term for the information stored on the motherboard and hard drive that tell the computer what it is (Brand, model, serial number) and what recovery media to use.

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willrepair
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Re: dv6700 broken hard drive replacement help

Thanks! I called HP support, apparently I can just buy a third party hard drive and use a recovery disc to reinstall everything. I've ordered the recovery disc, thanks for your help.
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Awesome! You're welcome! Let us know if you have any other issues. :smileywink:

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Re: dv6700 broken hard drive replacement help

Where can I buy a hard drive for my dv6700 get the recovery discs???

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