I was playing with a small neodymium magnet when it stuck firmly to the space, right of my touchpad. Once I took the magnet off my laptop started making these clicking noises until I shut it down. Now when I turn it on it says “boot device not found please install an operating system on your hard disk“
Did I mess up my laptop permanently? If so is their any hope of saving it or a quick fix? Thank you for your help!
Hi PLEASE POST ANY RESULTS. First:- Turn off the computer, press and hold the PWR button for 4 seconds.
Then - Leave only keyboard and mouse connected, disconnect all externally connected devices such as Docking Station, USB storage devices, displays, and printers. Unplug the AC adapter from the computer.
Next - Press and Hold the Power button for 15 seconds to Hard Reset. Rinse and Repeat; Re-Connect the AC adapter.
NOW begin checking/testing/proving the Hardware is fit for purpose. Power on your PC, press ESC (repeatedly), then F2 at the prompt. Choose System Tests (Fast Test does a 4 minute hardware check).
If the hardware passes...
From 2016 onwards there is a possible recovery option via the cloud... HP Consumer PCs - Using the HP Cloud Recovery Tool (Windows 7 & 10) https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06162205 OR This may require another PC. Find and Download your .iso from…