A few months ago my laptop (toshiba satellite pro c50) slid off my bed and on its side onto the power cord abd bent. I was having issues getting it to plug in so I had to open it to put the battery plug jack thing in place which sadly required taking out the hard drive. When I did this everything was fine after, but then the issue arised again with the battery not being able to charge, so I did the same thing but now my laptop top is saying check media fail then no bootable device. Is there a way I can fix this from home. I bought the laptop in 2013 so the warrenty has expired and I don't have the money to get it professionally fixed. Also is everything in the hard drive now gone or will I be able to retrieve things from it?
try reseating the hard drive in it's bay & data\power socket.
So I was actually doing that before I wrote the post with no results obviously, but per your suggestion I tried one last time and it actually worked. Everything loaded up as it usually would with nothing missing from my files. So thank you.
there are usually some small screws used to prevent the hard drive from moving around in the drive bay so what happened to yours?
I honestly don't know, but there's only one screw to keep it in and the rest is surrounded by rubber to keep it in. I think the top rubber pieces weren't completely in place because when I first put it back in they detached from the main piece and I had to hold them in place while I put the hard drive back in. On the final try they fit in slots after everything was put in place .