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Recovering Data From Dead HD

Is it posible to recover Data from A non working HD.

1) Does not spin
2) Not seen when booting up
3) Storage drive
4) Know operating system on it

If yes How:

Wendell H

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uh oh!

In reply to: Recovering Data From Dead HD

Some will pay big bucks to a data recovery company.
Some will attempt to replace the control board inside the drive.

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Wallet eletronics

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Any ametuer attempts to collect data *may* further damage or start to damage data that wasn't before.

You can try to replace the circuit bd. on HD or at least try in another system to verify, it won't spin-up. If data is that important contact a pro to do this for you and spend the $$$. Otherwsie, smash the be-jeueesse out of it and pitch it so no one else can have it.

tada -----Willy Happy

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So it can be done

In reply to: you sure can!!!

Thank You for the link. That is where I started and pulled up a few other places.
It is a big load off my mind, I will backing up data every month know matter how many disc I have or backing it up on another hard drive that is on another computer.

Thank You Very Much:

Wendell H

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Be aware...

In reply to: you sure can!!!

Having a "dead HD" and a "reformated HD" are two different things. let's not mix apples and oranges. In your case, the HD works but the data is just out of reach if you can recover. A *dead HD* pretty much suggests if you can't spin it up or its burnt or crashed you have true physical damage and that's very different from a s/w issue.

tada -----Willy Happy

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I saw some off the prices

In reply to: Wallet eletronics

I saw some off the prices and what was on the drive is worth it I heard about data recovery some years ago. Could not find or locate one.

Thank You

Wendell H

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