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more about » Feeds RSS Posts RSS Comments Meta Monthly Archives September 2011 August 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 October Because of the position of the drive (board down) it makes clicking noises while in the laptop. Also download required tool from western digital or seagate ur hard disk for physical failure info.One funny self repair help is to freeze ur hard disk ( properly packed) in refrigerator It's a good idea to back up your data at this point, but you're good to go. weblink

This is the big circuit board located at the bottom of your drive. Stay logged in Sign up now! AnonymousOct 25, 2012, 1:57 AM best advice i can give you, DONT BUY AN HP!! Looking at the hard drive you may need a tool called a spudger:If you have longish nails (3mm) or a bank/credit/loyalty type card you might be able to crack it open https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-salvaging-a-used-hard-drive.34319/

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Remy, 21. The device is being recognized by windows but I am getting error messages like – cannot open drive, format drive to use it, drive is corrupted etc. Flag as duplicate Thanks!

If your the next step is to throw away or otherwise recycle a really dead hard drive, then proceed at your own risk! This may seem like "not doing anything" but actually if anything is loose, you may cause it to break!!! You can't, if you want the data back pay a professional what it cost or move on. How To Recover Data From A Broken Hard Drive If the recovery disks from the original HP laptop were created as they were supposed to then that is all that would be needed.

It seems the file allocation has been damaged. How To Recover Data From Damaged External Hard Disk It is not a Recovery Disk in that it does not contain an installable operating system, but contains tools and files that can perform a Start Up Repair, a System Restore Eventually it will get detected so I thought it just "happens". this If anything was still alive on your hard drive, it will now be totally and finally dead.

If your drive is making a steady, loud clicking noise, stop and skip to part two. Hard Drive Board EDIT Edit this Article Home » Categories » Computers and Electronics » Maintenance and Repair » Hardware Maintenance and Repair ArticleEditDiscuss Edit ArticleHow to Fix a Physically Broken Hard Drive Four marknewtonMar 9, 2013, 12:07 PM Get one of the reliable way to recover Windows files or folders.....for more detail visit this link ---http://www.datarecoverysoftware.windowsfilerecovery.com/ imamaoJun 8, 2013, 1:11 PM Gary bridge said: Pop the drive into the freezer for a few hours.

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Advertisement iamsoden Thread Starter Joined: Oct 26, 2000 Messages: 17 I took my 8gig hard drive from the skeleton of the first computer and plugged her into my Athlon 900 system. Oh, I may have a hard time looking for a spudger here :PThe cards though, I have them but probably I'll have to struggle a bit to open it up. How To Retrieve Data From A Broken External Hard Drive So hurry!!! 4 - If after freezing the hard drive and connecting it to the computer you are still not able to access it and you still hear the noise, hold Recover Data From Damaged Hard Drive Tags:Wd Western digital caviar blue wd5000aak...hard drivesexternal hard drivelaptops thetarzan October 11, 2013 at 22:34:08 Specs: windows 7, 4gb How to read windows 7 from external HDD.

Many Hard Drives operate at high temperatures, and this tends to melt the circuit board’s coating. have a peek at these guys I know it can cost up to $1000 and that is more that I am willing to spend, so I would like to find out how to properly repair a drive DVDs are very cheap too, send copies to the in-laws every year.5) Hard drives fail, period.6) Good luck. Pablo Garcia, 20. Broken Hard Drive Recovery Service

August 2011, 16:05 Hi Malama: In order for you to be able to access your files you need to log into Windows 7 with Administrator rights and "take ownership" of the They mostly dont work. I have an ADATA 500GB external hard drive, which I used with my desktop pc (windows xp), I bought a new laptop now with windows 7, at first the HD worked http://webadapt.org/hard-drive/solved-second-hard-drive.php After messing with the laptop HDD more today I was able to retrieve more files (17,846) to be exact.

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September 2011, 17:40 Hi Judah: It might be a necessity.

If it is the hard drive, you are out of luck, but if is a problem with the USB board or something, you could possibly get that fixed and the files tonylargeJun 28, 2013, 7:30 AM Well how is it broken? Answer this question Flag as... How To Recover Data From A Dead Hard Drive Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc.

If it doesn't work—keep reading. 4 Check to see if the drive is being recognized. Seal the drive in a zip-lock bag, and remove as much air as possible. Final Thoughts If none of these tips work for you and you still want your data back is time to send your drive to a data recovery service, there are number this content i then decided to recover by connecting the HDD to the other computer but also was able to succed.