Dead HDD. I need your help
Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:35 PM
I took it out of the casing and tried with a different one, then I plugged it directly into my motherboard and the PSU. Still nothing.
There are no weird sound and it has never been exposed to any damaging forces or fallen anywhere. It seems like the board has fried or something, but the disk itself should be in perfect condition.
Here is my question: What the fuck do I have to do to get my pictures back?
Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:25 PM
I guess you could remove the platter and put it into a new drive.
Open hard drive surgery... Risky, but it just might not fuck up everything.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:56 PM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:40 AM
swapping the circuitry from a 100% identical drive MIGHT work.. But you also can manage to permanently fuck everything up
Does the drive spin up when you plug it in?
If it does it MIGHT be salvageable.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:46 AM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:53 AM
This is NOT something I'd reccomend unless you know what you're doing though.. I've done it myself a few times. Sometimes it works others you end up with TWO dead disks instead of one..
IF it's still spinning but unresponsive..I have some tools at work that might POSSIBLY maybe if we're lucky "revive" it..
And ofcourse as Latsabb states.. Backup = Important!
Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:18 AM
Any chance that you have a multimeter? You might want to check if power is going through to it properly. If that checks out, then it is likely the controller or the mechanism that spins the drive.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:22 AM
My dad knows a few computer savys that might be able to check it out as well.
And no, I will never open up to the disk itself. Might find a replacement board, but nothing other than that.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:29 AM
Edit: Sorry, forgot a detail in my haste. You plug it in and press a little button on it. That is my bad.
Edited by Latsabb, 05 March 2013 - 07:34 AM.
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