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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Dec 8, 2005.

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  1. Guest

    when powered and is not seen in bios any more
    what do you suppose is the problem inside it and am I going to be able
    to get the data off without replacing the heads?
  2. No ... unless you have access to a clean room and the required tools and
  3. Puckdropper

    Puckdropper Guest

    I don't believe you'll be able to fix it. Something rattleing around
    means something broke, it's not a case of a stuck motor. You could
    concieveably take the drive apart and look at it, but hard disk repair
    is not a DIY project.

    If the data's valuable ($$$) to you, get a professional data recovery
    place to work on it. If it's not and you've got time, go ahead and play
    with it some. There have been people who've reported using drives
    without lids with no problem for a few months. Be forewarned: This is
    second hand knowledge and YMMV.


    Old computers are getting to be a lost art. Here at Uncreative Labs, we
    still enjoy using the old computers. Sometimes we want to see how far a
    particular system can go, other times we use a stock system to remind
    ourselves of what we once had.

    To email me directly, send a message to puckdropper (at)
  4. And quite possibly not at all.

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  5. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Take it to a professional data recovery house if the info on the drive
    is of any value, otherwise powering it up risks completely destroying
    any chance of recovery if the heads have been damaged and may contact
    the disc.
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