My Toshiba satellite C55t C5300 got wet. I didn't know it & sent it in on a warranty repair because it kept telling me NO BOOTABLE DRIVE PLEASE INSERT DISC. Not a warranty issue they want to charge $419 to fix. I figured since it's dead anyway I'd attempt to fix it. The motherboard seems to be working so I'm gonna start by replacing the hard drive. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
At first it couldn't find it in bios but I could. When I was in there I could select the hard drive. I will get a copy of Linux and start there then. This is a journey of discovery for me. If it doesn't work I'm going to have to buy another one anyway so I figure I should learn something new.
I downloaded Ubuntu but it can't find the hard drive to do anything. I still can get to BIOS. I can get the Toshiba graphic at the beginning then nothing but no bootable device or I can f12 into the bios menu. The HDD/SDD area is blank. Am I going to have to replace the hard drive?