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desktop hard drive repair?

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#1 Visceris


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

i was recently given a 1tb hitachi desktop hard drive that was dropped and now it only spins for a few seconds and then stops...any ideas for a solution? or at least what may be causing this?

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#2 GreenGiant117


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:23 PM

most likely the arm was knocked out of alignment or bent in the wrong direction.


IF you have a clean room, and IF you want to spend an inordinate amount of time working on it, and IF you want to drop somewhere around 40-50 bucks in parts... there is a chance (albeit miniscule) that you will be able to fix it.


Chances are though that even if you replace the arm it will have at least one dead spot that will cause hang ups and freezes when trying to read/write to those sectors...


Alas you are much better off buying one.

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