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headers and hard drives

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by andmerr, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    If the header on your hard drive gives up the ghost is it possible or feasible to retrieve the data and if the answers yes, how!!!
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    are you talking about the circuit board or the heads??
     
  3. andmerr

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    the actual heads on the hard drive.
     
  4. andmerr

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    the actual heads on the hard drive.So hard ware!!
     
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    if the heads are gone, it is possible to retrieve the info by taking the drive to a data recovery place which is expensive. or get another drive of the same model as dead 1, take both apart to put dead platters into good drive carefully so as to pull info off the drive
     
  6. andmerr

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    ddp do you now what you are asking me, i'm all thumbs.Thanks for the info i will consider what you suggest

    catchya

    andmerr
     
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    Have you tried doing that.........I always wondered/considered trying that to see if I could do it, with just the minimal tools - torx driver etc......any tips?

    andmerr, baby have you got a splatted drive then?
     
  8. andmerr

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    tHE drive started making peculiar noises then just stopped working , cant access it ,cant read it had to pull it out and get another but theres 20 gig of info i would like to recover when time permits.I probably will try ddp's method .Got mates who own a computer shop and will attempt to do it there.

    This suckers not going to get the best of me or i might just have to take a hammer to it so that it can reveal its secrets
     
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    Let us know how you/your mates get on.

    It will be interesting to see what you can retrieve...........
     
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    does the hd identify in the bios?? try changing the circuit board 1st before opening the drive
     
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    Another good point their ddp........;-)

    I have had several optical devices that have failed detection in the BIOS and these were down to failed resistor packs linked to the IDE port on the device, on the pcb within.

    I know the hard drive is not the same but the IDE specification is, so therefore it could be down to that........Lovely.........
     
  12. andmerr

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    ok have taken the hard drive in .They say it can be done but i need the exact duplicate of the existing hard drive.One that was made on the same day, with the same capabilities and properties.Like having a mirror image.But with out it they are going to see if they can access it anyway.

    What are your suggestions if its a failure, something else to try!!!
     
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    don't need 1 manufactured same day just same model series. are they taking drive completely apart or what
     
  14. andmerr

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    they say that they are going to replace the parts to see if they can access the disc
     
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    what make & model of hd??
     
  16. andmerr

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    ok heres all the info:

    20.0 GB AT fireball lot 15
    quantum part number: QML200000LC-A
    Interim description:

    P/N SG-012345-12547-09j-2490

    REV.A00

    quantum fireball
    3.5 series

    anything else you need
     

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