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Recover Files from dead external hard disk

by ASC92 / March 10, 2012 10:41 AM PST

Hi,

I've a 500GB external hard disk and it just died all of a sudden. My Computer is not reading it although i tried it on all the USB ports. I also tried it on other laptops and it doesn't show up on My Computer.

How do i recover files from the hard disk even though its dead. Is it possible?

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Dead Hard Drive
by kedscnet / March 10, 2012 11:21 AM PST

There are companies that will attempt to recover your data, but it is very expensive. Search the web for some ideas for a cheap fix. Some recommend freezing the drive for a while, some recommend heating. Any drive containing important data should be backed up.

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Did you try the HDD in a new USB case?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2012 5:15 AM PDT

And on other PCs?

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