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Fixing A Hard Drive

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#1 Andrew


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Posted 15 July 2007 - 09:24 AM

I must admit, this guy's got cajones. I would never have tried this...


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Posted 15 July 2007 - 02:57 PM

Wow, that's dedication. I wish I had such knowledge as to even think of those solutions
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:19 PM

sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh that's committment, as for me i woulda tossed it and cried into a tissue. Proof that a little bit of determination pays off !
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:41 PM

It's a "trick" that many techs use to recover data from a drive that has failed.

Obviously, it won't work if there is a problem with the electro-mechanical elements of the drive, but if it is just the electronics that have failed, this is a relative easy fix - as long as you can find the correct version of the board.

I recovered the data off of an old IBM Deskstar using that method. Of course, the fact that many techs called them "deathstars", may be why I didn't have any problem finding the correct match.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 07:47 PM

I admire such dedication in someone who wants to save their game files. Can't blame him really, he probably spent many, many hours on game saves in that hard drive. I wouldn't want to throw it away either.
When I'm asking for help, please explain, in detail, every step. Thank you :).
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