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Broken Power Connectors on my Hard Drive

by coydaddy / January 21, 2006 6:49 AM PST

Hello,
The connector from my power supply to my hard drive was very tight, and in an attempt to remove it the prongs on the hard drive broke. So now I get a "No Boot Disk" error because the hard drive is not recieving power. What are my options for retrieving the data from the hard drive? Thanks for the help.

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by coydaddy / January 21, 2006 11:28 PM PST

no one has any idea?

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Possibilities ... no backup ????????
by VAPCMD / January 22, 2006 6:21 AM PST

Send it back to the mfg for repair if they offer such service.

Send it to OnTrack or another data recovery shop and hold onto yuor wallet....it'll cost you dearly !!!

Depending on what the power is connected to...maybe just the logic board, you might be able buy another HDD just like the one you have, remove that component from the new HDD and put it on the old HDD. Once you get the data off, wipe the drive, remove the logic board board and trash it.

My final comments....BACKUP BACKUP and BACKUP. If you don't, you'll just be sorry now, later or out a lot of money to get your data off a failed disk. At today's prices ... no reason not to have a second hard disk in almost every desktop.

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(NT) (NT) Don't forget to let us know how you resolve this ....
by VAPCMD / January 22, 2006 6:51 AM PST
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