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hard drive sounds like a metronome, just clicking away to a nice constant beat


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#1 cpunoob

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 04:37 PM

i think it just died

after years of issues and "ill transfer files tomorrow", it finaly died 8(

 

says windows not found or operation system not detected

 

im on a old possibly older pc right now

 

just wondering about how much does it cost to try to get files back from a bad harddrive?

 

and who do i contact for that

bad idea to go to nearest pc store?

 

its a maxtor 4d040h2

 

hp pavillion 7935

pc system is a win xp

1.3gig processor

640mb memory

33 gig hardrive


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 05:00 PM

On a non-functioning hard drive such as yours that clicks a professional data recovery service will charge about $1000. They disassemble the drive in a clean room and either repair the drive or recover the data from the platters and place it on a new drive.

 

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 04:27 PM

Before 'clodding' it away and not wishing to spend a $1000 dollar of beer money... have a shufty here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoVBHG4kajA should you take this route.... no smoking, no dust. Hard drive are handled in a 'clean room' where air particles are very strictly regulated.... to watch these folks you think they was handling bio hazardous material.

 

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 10:31 AM

how will i know if its a simple swap of board or something more internal?



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Posted 12 October 2015 - 02:52 PM

You wont.  You could change out the board but you would need to swap the firmware chip or the drive will not boot. The chip keeps track of any sectors that are blocked out because they are bad. I don't recommend disassembling the drive unless you have no other option. The clicking sound would suggest something wrong in the read/write head mechanism.

 

You can get a free quote form DriveSavers. You can contact them and see what they say and possible cost.






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