Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:24 PM
Most likely the hard drive is dead. But, don't mess with it until you're sure.
I'd suggest getting a USB drive enclosure for it and trying to access it from the USB port of another computer.
If it acts like it wants to start up, you may want to try the freezer trick. Put it in the freezer overnight, then quickly hook it up and see if you can get the data off it QUICKLY!
CAUTION!!! Make sure to put it in a plastic, ziplock bag. Put in some moisture dessicant packages also. Then, suck all the air out of the bag (I use a straw for this). Be careful when taking it out and hooking it up - any excess moisture can hose everything!!
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