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Question Dropped my external HD...

Long story short I accidentally dropped my Seagate external HD... the damn thing will try to power up, and sounds like it starts to spin, but gives up. The PC or laptop won't recognize it since it doesn't actually power up...

Is there any way someone can recover the data on it...? Or repair it...?

TIA

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http://geeksaresexy.blogspot.com/200...over-data.html

or flashbackdata.com if they can't recover your data, there's no charge.





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Im going to say, "no". Sorry.

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pull the hard drive out of the external enclosure and throw it in a pc and see if it recognizes it.
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pull the hard drive out of the external enclosure and throw it in a pc and see if it recognizes it.
Thats the best way.
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http://geeksaresexy.blogspot.com/200...over-data.html

or flashbackdata.com if they can't recover your data, there's no charge.
That freeze story was interesting, but I'm not gonna try it... heh...

Although I did send off for a quote on the links posted in the story, and I'm gonna check on flashbackdata.com

Thanks.

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I've frozen alot of drives in my time, it works sometimes.
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That freeze story was interesting, but I'm not gonna try it... heh...
I've done it quite a few times and it works about a quarter of the time. It can't hurt.

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That freeze story was interesting, but I'm not gonna try it... heh...

Although I did send off for a quote on the links posted in the story, and I'm gonna check on flashbackdata.com

Thanks.
I have personally frozen a hard drive and retrieved data off it. You have to be quick, after about 2 or 3 minutes, it will start to fail as the HD gets warmer, but it does work.
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Long story short I accidentally dropped my Seagate external HD... the damn thing will try to power up, and sounds like it starts to spin, but gives up. The PC or laptop won't recognize it since it doesn't actually power up...

Is there any way someone can recover the data on it...? Or repair it...?

TIA
I wouldn't freeze or do anything until I determined if it were really powering up or not. As mentioned, you can throw it in a tower to see if it recognizes it. If that's not an option, Fry's sells HD enclosures for like $20. I had a friend who lost his external HD, and I just sent him one of those. It took him 5 mins to disassemble/reassemble. It works like a brand new one. It may be worth the $20 to give it a try.

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Have you heard from flashback yet? If not and you're willing to open the case, I'd be willing to look at it for you.





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