Posted 11 November 2005 - 07:57 PM
I think the only
chance you have is replacing the logic board on the drive, with an identical one. That just might take care of the firmware and logic problems. Anything beyond that needs a cleanroom environment - if there is physical damage to the heads, or worse the disk platters, then the only solution is to open the enclosure. If you do that in a normal environment the disks will be contaminated and when you spin them up they will headcrash and you will have (just about) lost everything.
If the platters are not damaged, it really is not that big a deal to insert them in another drive and extract the data so I think the quote is a bit rich, but then I don't know all the circumstances. Are there any other companies you could get to quote?
Edited by Rimmer, 11 November 2005 - 07:58 PM.
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