Posted 28 October 2008 - 05:14 PM
I have a Seagate 750GB that I dropped about a foot on to a rug. The drive does not seem to be spinning up, so I am not sure if the spindle motor is broken or if it is just stuck, etc. I have read you can place it in the freezer for a few hours / overnight. I actually was told by Seagate Tech Support to do this, so my drive is currently sitting in the freezer.
I also opened up the case with the assistance of Seagate to see if the platter would move by touching the edges, all risky, but this is how we determined the spindle was the issue, since the platters wouldn't move and I immediatley closed it back up.
I have ordered an exact drive in hope that I could remove my platters out of the bad drive and put into the new drive. Has anyone attempted this before? Any suggestions?
I did call a couple of data recovery folks and they gave me no less then quotes of between $1800 - $4500.