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My Sata Hard Disk W/ Enclosure Was Accidentanlly Drop To The Floor


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#1 CASTIGLIANO

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 02:48 AM

wat can i do to recover my datas and repair hard disk?

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:09 AM

help please! i need suggestion!

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:12 AM

You never said, but I am assuming that it no longer works? Is it a USB drive? What happens when you try to access the data on it?
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:33 AM

yes it is sata disk inside usb enclosure. the drive is not recognize in windows.

help, im thinking data that the board is damaged drop to being dropped in the floor.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:45 AM

Open up the case and see if you can locate any loose connections. Otherwise it is likely that you are going to have to take it to a repair shop and get them to look at it.

The only other suggestion I have is to put the drive in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours and then try it. Sometimes this frees up stuck parts. This is unlikely to work in your case seeing as though the drive isn't recognised in Windows but it may be worth a shot - especially as it doesn't cost anything.
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:46 AM

unfortunately, the most sensitive part is the heads that read the data from the platters, if it was running when dropped they are usually ruined

even when turned off, a hard drive with the heads in park is susceptible to damage

Edited by DaChew, 24 August 2007 - 03:49 AM.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:55 AM

yes it was running when i've dropped it. is it possible when the head is dmaged? my drive is still under warranty, but i want to recover my files inside the drive :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 05:01 AM

there's a very small chance you can save anything
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 05:06 AM

It may be possible to take the platters out of the hard drive assembly and place them into another identical hard drive unit, allowing the data to be recovered. However, this needs to be done by a specialist in a clean-room environment to prevent dust from damaging the hard drive. It will probably cost at least $500US.
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