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How to fix hard drive that doesn't spinning


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#1 mademoiselleliza

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:26 AM

Hi! I have Toshiba external hard drive. I've been trying to fix. I tried several methods to fix it, but it's still the same. I really tried any possible ways I can do except by opening the drive itself. 

 

I tried using partition, cmd and tried it with another enclosure.

It's not spinning and didn't even heard anything from inside. What should I do about it? Is there a chance that it can be fixed?

 

please.. help me to fix this.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:17 AM

Short of hoping the external drive's internal physical drive is not encrypted and can possibly be transferred into another like external chassis, there are certainly no magic commands within/under any OS that will ever help it spin up..., unfortunately. (Transplanting the drive into another compatible enclosure will only help, of course, if the actual drive's electro-mechanical/regulation/interfacing circuits have has not failed; actual transplanting of drive platters for data recovery costs....well, this can quickly get expensive, easily running up into thousands of dollars, unfortunately, but, you can and should always seek advice of a an actual data recovery specialist.)


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:26 AM

It's dead then? It can't be fixed anymore? My last resort is to recover my data?

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:32 AM

what sort of Toshiba external drive?

 


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:38 AM

And a last one pertaining to Toshibas...

 

Good luck....

 


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:44 AM

"Is it dead then?"

 

Let's hope the issue is possibly the SATA bridge adapter.....

 

But if the drive itself has failed, odds are looking slim and/or expensive....


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:15 AM

Thank you! 😊 I'll try these. ☺

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:34 PM

One trick I used to try but it takes a longer power cable to allow removal and connect the power source or connector.  Holding the unit, rotate the platter back and forth by twisting the wrist.  This can free up a motor that gets stalled between poles.  Many others try freezing, roasting and last resort, jolting or dropping.  The service choice would be to find a like drive and swap the platters but that requires a clan room, skilled technician and some greenbacks on your part.






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