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    Unhappy WOW! Data Recovery Anyone?

    I just killed my hard drive in most spectacular way! I put it my brothers computer to transfer some music and turned the computer on. While I was putting it in I must have knocked the gfx card out of place because nothing came up on the screen. I started wobbling a few wires (while the computer was on, tut tut) and I accidentaly knocked the hard drive out (it wasn't screwed in). It landed against a metal corner of the case and literaly set on fire! Luckily it was only the circuitry on the bottom that was damaged so I think it might be recoverable. Can anyone tell me how much it costs/where to go to get data recovered?
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    mate you could just buy same hard drive again exact model swithch the circuit board to knackered 1 and recover your data then switch back and use the new 1 just a thought

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    Good point! I'd have to be sure that it will work though. It has a few really thin wires covered in glue going to the moter, I dont know if i could replicate them.
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    Ouch! Any photo? may help diagnose / determine how it could be repaired?

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    How do you upload pictures?
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    This is a pic of a similar hard drive (my digital camera isn't working). The bit circled in red bore the worst of the action.

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    get urself a torx10 screwdriver, the same hard disk, and do a circuit swap to recover the data. its the only feasable way.

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    Thanks for the help, but whats a torx10 scewdriver?
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    Sort you're camera out, we like seeing torched hardware.

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    torx bits are the star shaped ones. you can pick them up from ebay for buttons

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    Awesome. Its anoying about my camera, its a canon poweshot and I dropped it! It kinda ripped off the bit that holds the lens on
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    You should've seen it though. It was soo cool! Like a massive white fireball!
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    hah , you drop a lot of stuff dont you

    I had a similar moment with my sisters notebook HD that i was tranfering data from, i must have plugged the pc molex to note book molex power adapter in wrong (it had no markings on it!) when the notebook hd touched the metal of my pc case it was like seeing magnesium burning! i was holding the hd at the time and i didnt get shocked!!? wierd - anyway i thought i had boned it, but i just plugged it in the right way and it worked fine!!! phew! id of lost all my sisters degree work if i had broken it!

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    Tuh. How come ures worked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    torx bits are the star shaped ones. you can pick them up from ebay for buttons
    they dont take buttons any more, just paypal and plastic washers
    Last edited by Clunk; 08-10-2006 at 03:47 PM.

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