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Dell Inspiron 1525 8 hard drive crashes less then a month!!

by cjtriggs / August 2, 2009 3:36 PM PDT

I have a 15 month old Dell inspiron 1525 core 2 duo. A little less than a month ago the hard drive crashed I lost 200 gigs of movies music hard drive wouldn't reinstall or repair at all. I bought a new hard drive worked fine 2 days later crashed again, reinstalled, and it just keeps crashing randomly everything else works fine up until it crashes this last time my replacement hard drive is also bricked and doesn't seem to work At all. Computer is 3 months out of warranty. I have had nothing but problems with this Dell. Every crash costs me sooo much time and money, this is so frustrating. Any help would be greatly apppreciated.

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Have you tried...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2009 8:00 AM PDT

Putting that little jumper on the replacement drive to limit the SATA speed to 1.0?

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Not sure what that is
by cjtriggs / August 3, 2009 3:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Have you tried...

Is the little jumper a physical thing or a setting of some sort. Any help would be great.

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The warranty on the drive is year to years.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2009 10:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Not sure what that is

You have a warranty so use it.

As to the jumper, it's in the drive's documentation. If you want the figure, page number or such detail just share the exact model of the drive and I'll see if I can dig up that detail.

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Model number
by cjtriggs / August 4, 2009 1:17 AM PDT

It's a western digital 2.5 Sata wd3200bmvs is the model number I think.
When I run diagnostics I get error code 0141 no drive detected .. Most of the
time bios won't detect HD but if I reseat HD
Battery etc and restart sete bios
recognizes it but it still won't boot. Thanks

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Drive connections mean
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2009 1:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Model number
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Why not useing your warrenty if its that old
by Basket628 / August 3, 2009 7:01 PM PDT

Why not useing your warrenty if its that old

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I wish
by cjtriggs / August 3, 2009 7:15 PM PDT

It's 15 months old the warranty expired 3 months ago.

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i'm having the exact same issue
by darthjujuu / November 10, 2009 5:15 AM PST

and it seems alot of people are. the 1525 must have a faulty controller, it'd really be super if dell could acknowledge this. i'm going to try the SATA 1.0 jumper. my 1525 has already gobbled up two hard drives in a month. the brand new one had vista setup already saying it was going to fail soon. I figured it may be the usual suspect of windows setup needing to boot up in IDE Native mode, i couldn't find that option in the BIOS and instead flicked off flash cache and went from AHCI to ATA mode which i figured might be the same thing. still no dice. a brand new hard drive managed to succesfuly install windows but with lots of loud grinding clunking and clanking, and windows after two days of usage is telling me the hard drive is dying and to backup / get a new one. this is two drives in a row.

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did you fix the problem?
by toryjordan / May 16, 2010 9:56 AM PDT

did you fix the problem? i am also having problems with a dell laptop. this is the fourth hard drive... thanks

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