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    Unhappy hard disk stopped working suddenly

    guys i have an 1 tb wd green drive which suddenly stopped working i want to recover data and also drive is in warranty but i bought it in india and now i am in canada what should i do does wd provide worldwide warranty

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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    Does it power up? Can the BIOS see it?

    As for the warranty: No one here can help you. You'll need to go to WDs website and enter your serial.
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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    How vital is the data? a professional recovery service can get it back but it will not be cheap (and you'll not get any warranty)
    There are other tricks you can try yourself which may or may not work but this is going void the warranty.

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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    I can only echo Agent's comments:
    Does your PC see it in the BIOS?Does it power up?Or when you start the PC,does it humms and vibrates?

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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    the bios does not recognise it
    and it makes a kind of turbo spool kind of noise

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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    Hmm.Unless you have very valuable data, you could try to replace the PCB from an identical model which has its PCB functional.

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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    from where can i buy a pcb

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    check ebay for one.you might get lucky
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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    Quote Originally Posted by ekamdeep View Post
    from where can i buy a pcb
    Try the same model, size/capacity and firmware if possible. Make sure the HDD you buy for spares does work, is being recognised by the PC. However, it doesn't matter if it is 90% bad sectors.

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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    I've swapped over the PCB on a duff HDD successfully a couple of times. As others have said though, it depends on what went pop.

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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    ok guys thanx but got it rmaed

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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    At least some solution. Results: refund or new unit?

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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    You will have lost the data though. You may get the disk replaced, but not the data.
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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    got a re certificated unit

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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

    If you haven't already, setup a backup to another HDD or a cloud service. It's saved my bacon before.

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    Re: hard disk stopped working suddenly

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