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Hi i have an old Compaq Armada 1120 running win 95.

I know its old but its used just for word processing.
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>I tried to install a larger hard drive but i got theis error:

304 Keyboard or system unit error.

I put the old hdd in but it was the same.

If i boot with floppy i can use keyboard in dos. Although it is slow.

If i remove hdd i only get the keyboard error.

I get two short beeps as well.

It seems to me that there is no power to the drive.

Sometime it also comes up with:
No system disk or disk error replace disk and strike any key.

There is NO floppy in when this happens

Help

Jim,

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you probably pulled loose/broke the ribbon cable

What ribbon cable the one to the floopys fine and there isn't one to the hdd

jim

thanks anyway :)

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ok i'll have a look


Do you think it could be the cmos battery as it is definatly dead.

jim

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Try replacing the cmos bats, If that doesn't work you might have disconected the PATA conectors for the HDD which would be bad because i think on alot of older laptops they are soldered directly to the board.

To be honest you probably spent more on the new HDD than the laptop is worth.

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Nah i was given the drive so it doesn't matter

I will try the battery though

Thanks

Jim

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