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Fix Hard drive after a fall

by ac1818 / July 7, 2010 7:03 PM PDT

I have a WD 320GB HDD which I dropped accidentally. It makes noises when I plug it in and it won't shows up in the BIOS. Have tried using a USB enclosure. I think I have most of my data backed up.

By any chance is there any way I can get the hard drive working again. Or is there a way I can try to get some of the data back.
Please tell me if nothing can be done. I am not prepared to take it to get data recovered and it is not that important.

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Sounds like a mechanical failure.
by Kees Bakker / July 7, 2010 7:10 PM PDT

Nothing you can do about that yourself.


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(NT) Thanks
by ac1818 / July 7, 2010 8:54 PM PDT
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Probably too late
by Willy / July 7, 2010 11:05 PM PDT

I agree with Kees, it's already too late. The damage is h/w based and no amount of s/w or user attempts will fix it. Continued use will only drag it down further until 100% failure. Of course, try to retrieve data but again if send to data recovery pros, the chances are far greater with a less a damaged HD, send in. Outside of data, replace it and go on.

tada -----Willy Happy

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