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Under normal circumstances, most hard drives are like the Ever Ready Bunny, they just keep going and going and going. Is it really toast? My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Own build (new) Desk1 / Asus ROG Win 7 / Desk2 1st build OS Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro http://twitter.com/GeekHillbilly Geek Hillbilly I did the PCB swap and got it functioning long enough to get the data off.maybe I was lucky. check over here

In retrospect, a full drive might have been the better option, but the purchase only set me back $22 and ~14 days while my part took the slowboat from China. Memory Desk1 8GB (1866) / Desk2 16GB (1333) / Laptop 8Gb DDR3 Graphics Card Desk 1& 2NVidia GTX 650 & Laptops on board Intel Sound Card Desk 1 & 2 -XONAR Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2 All Rights Reserved 2010 So it looks like I shall have to rely on the dealer doing the right thing and contacting them to get my extra warranty honoured.

Building something to re-align the platters would cost more than having a pro do it. But since the article says as much already, this is a reading comprehension fail on your part.  VirtualMark I comprehended the article just fine, to be honest your method sucked - I lost all my recent files a week ago in my regular hard drive.

I was aware that condensation on the outside could be quite a factor as you see in the beginning. I highly recommend having an external hard drive that is used ONLY for backup/retrieval - 99.9% of the time, mine is put away. My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Ignatz Special; 4 speed manual gearbox; factory air conditioning; one of one OS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit CPU Intel Skylake Snip the diode off, and the drive will function normally, albeit in an unprotected fashion.

This is what I recommend Mir: Sit in a box for a week thinking about how to communicate effectively… It may help you figure out how not to be a complete However, all hard drives will fail, it's just a matter of "when" not "if" so backups must be kept at all times....... sorry I am not trying to be a nag or a negative. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/169815-hard-drive-crashed-burned.html some_guy_said I was really excited to read this article.  Then I realized that you hadn't succeeded in actually repairing the Hard Drive, and I didn't like it anymore.

I have heard of bearing failure, for instance, which causes the motor to freeze and might be the same thing (don't know for sure). The PCB was melted.  Fortunately we had PCBs from new drives. We swapped it with a new one and successfully retrieved the data. Search Software Popular in Software Video Editing Software Review Gold Award CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Deluxe Genealogy Software Review Gold Award Legacy Family Tree 8 Data Recovery Software Review Gold Award Data Username Changing provided by Username Change (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

It is spread out to all the other paying customers. I suggest pictures first since they cannot be reproduced, then current projects. By HRPaperstacks in forum Manager General Replies: 1 Last Post: 05-06-2011, 08:25 PM Changing Hard Disk By zecavis in forum Manager General Replies: 1 Last Post: 10-31-2009, 10:08 PM Repopulating database My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number UNDER CONSTRUCTION - ALWAYS OS Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint CPU i7-5930K Motherboard Asus X99 Deluxe

I made the backup discs when the computer was new, but evidently made them through the Toshiba backup rather than Windows backup. check my blog I only care about the DATA and once I got it the cheap way i will hammer the HD. http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UGLBUQOEMFXQGQYPVQTVHDDH74 Aaron The reason for the oven suggestion has got to be a home user's version of doing reflow soldering. You may get lucky and find a cause and be able to fix that, I would be happy to look at it for you for nothing, Joel Hruska Hans, Burned off,

All i care about is that it no workie, and I replace it. could it be burn-out? I tested the drive in other computers and with a USB enclosure.  MrLimo It's actually not strange at all.  Hard drives will make a myriad of sounds when they fail, you're this content They can range in scope from a few corrupted files to everything on your computer, including your hardware.

In this situation, you could always reach for data recovery software, but luckily there are several options available that should satisfy your data recovery needs, such as: Data Recovery Step #1: I've had a significant amount of experience working with hardware, including low-level system tools, but none of the soldering equipment or clean room access I would need to attempt a recovery CompTIA_RepAug 9, 2006, 11:14 PM I guess....

I've not heard of this problem occurring for the past 15 years, but the "solutions" have persisted.

Here, we're going to focus exclusively on hardware-related failures, and what your options are.Part of the reason for writing this story is that data recovery is difficult to accurately research unless I ask my clients which files are most important to them. If you must use a ziplock double bag it. Its a Western Digital 320 GB a few years old.

I usually cool the drive in a sealed zip-lock bag for 20 or 30 minutes. So i'm afraid the advice in this article isn't true, and there are numerous accounts all over the web and even on this page that back it up. At least in a hard drive if you really want the information stored. have a peek at these guys If, for example, the drive contained all my favorite music, movies, photos, and non-time-critical family data, the best thing to do by *far* would be nothing.  Put the drive up.

It's important to secure as close a match as possible between the original HDD and the donor drive/board. Joel Hruska Allister,  Yes, that's what I'm saying. It needs to be Mac compatible (preferably working with Time Machine), Firewire 800 and either 2 or 3TB. I do not have access to window's reg files, and no memory of the parent folder installation.

William Libbrecht I must say I'm a bit surprised that no one has yet had the temerity to bring up the whole "preventative-preventive" usage argument. It may be the controller and not the actual drive failing. I use it on the wife's computer for offsite of our photos…only about 50 gig or so Michael Clapp It's unlimited except the throttling at 250GB which effectively creates a limit. Clarkson Nevets  Rookie.  No parity, your data is blindy written.  Bad Daniel, bad.  People, ignore the RAID 1 comment, it's about as useful as a loaf of bread for backup.

Reply With Quote 06-09-2011,05:36 PM #9 ej View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Visit Homepage [conform, or be cast out] Join Date Jun 2010 Location Sodom, South Georgia. Memory Desk1 8GB (1866) / Desk2 16GB (1333) / Laptop 8Gb DDR3 Graphics Card Desk 1& 2NVidia GTX 650 & Laptops on board Intel Sound Card Desk 1 & 2 -XONAR If it's the drive itself, I recommend taking baby steps to try to get it going.  Often times, the problem is just that it won't spin up.  Ya, bumping it gently What sort of experience / tools do you have available?  CarlQuerna Hey Matt.

The cost of preventative care is considerably smaller than the inevitable loss. ;)  http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UGLBUQOEMFXQGQYPVQTVHDDH74 Aaron For the home user running Windows, a cheap NAS box and the free-to-use version of Runtime.org's Always worth a shot imo waltc3 Joel, I haven't read anything from you in awhile, and I'm only sorry we had to meet again under these circumstances…;)  Losing a drive can outside the RAID array; someone please chime in if you know of one that is - I never found one that I got a definitive answer on). Data Recovery Companies do this but in CONTROLLED environments where condensation and control of the platters temperature is monitored by highly trained "rocket scientist" technicians.

It is like saying that don't pay your doctor if he/she doesn't cure your ailment. The gold contact that was supposed to be there, as evidenced by the other 19, was all-but gone.  It was the only thing that looked even slightly damaged. I looked over and the backup drive, which had been sittign on my desk, had actually moved. Many of you have left comments advocating the freezer trick, stating that used as a Hail Mary, you've had good results.

kamel5547Aug 10, 2006, 12:35 AM Quote: I guess....