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What the bloody poo on a stick is wrong with my hard drive?


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#1 psycopuppy

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:41 PM

Hi guys, need a little help here. I have two hard drives, one connects to a sata cable and the other connects to a regular ide cable. They have both died. I connect them, they dont spin up. I try other connectors, nothing. At first I thought it might the power supply, but my main hd is still going strong. I then tried connecting the hd's to other computers. Nothing. It is really starting to bug me. Here is what is going on; the sata hd simply wont spin up. And yes I tested the cables on another hd. And yes it started up just fine. However the ide hd is a little different. If I connect just the ide cable nothing happens, but if I connect the power cord to the hd it sparks and the whole computer dies. That means there is a short somewhere in the hd right? Is there any way to fix this? And if not is there any way to recover my data if the hd dosent spin up

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:46 PM

"They have both died"
"they dont spin up"
"If I connect just the ide cable nothing happens, but if I connect the power cord to the hd it sparks and the whole computer dies"

Based on what you have said I think they are broken!
Be glad you didn't fry the motherboard with the sparking!
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:34 PM

"They have both died"
"they dont spin up"
"If I connect just the ide cable nothing happens, but if I connect the power cord to the hd it sparks and the whole computer dies"

Based on what you have said I think they are broken!
Be glad you didn't fry the motherboard with the sparking!


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:20 PM

Yep

Sounds to me like you plugged at least one of them in with the system on.
That is why it sparked. You should never do that!

"Is there any way to fix this?"
Replace the drives.

"is there any way to recover my data if the hd dosent spin up"
Not unless you want to send them to a data recovery service which isnt cheap

Edited by Eyesee, 10 June 2011 - 05:23 PM.

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