The drive is 3yrs old now, warranty is already voided.
I must recover the data but don't have pockets that deep!
I was considering purchasing a brand new one and taking it apart to use the arms or heads or maybe just get my data disks into the new drive .. BUT i have no idea what im doing with that stuff at all, or if its even an option.
maxtor one touch 300gig external
all of a sudden it disappeared from my computer. I took it to geek squad and they took it out of the shell and hooked it right up to a computer, they said it is spinning but the computer cannot see it.
I setn it away for data recovery and they said they can do it, but it will be $1,800 to do this "level 3" recovery. I dont have that kind of cash.
I hear the drive spinning, but my pc doesnt even see me hooking up a drive. it just says "new usb device" but cannot locate any drivers (which you dont need for m drive anyway)
SO, do i have any options?
Thank you so much, i hope you can help!