Hi guys. My PC stopped booting a while back, turned out the HDD was playing up. I used this opportunity to buy a new PC so I did.. But I'd love to try to recover most of the data from my old hard drive if possible. I've taken it apart and noticed the arm doesn't go back to the normal position. Here is a video of what happens: (I know its bad for me to run the HDD without the cover, didn't realise this until after I done it and read about it) and sorry for the bad video
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Is there anything I can do? I've tried to pull the arm back whilst spinning the plate back to its normal position, but it just starts up and gets stuck again.
The HDD is a Samsung HD501LJ 500GB
Thank you for any advice/info
If the video doesn't work guys, let me know
Edited by hamluis, 05 August 2014 - 05:04 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.