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pemulung 27.10.2009 11:42

External Harddisk Repair
 
Hi all... i could not access my external harddisk since a week ago. I would like to know if any of you know a place to repair or at least try to save files inside my harddisk.

Thank you very much
Andi

Brugg

Phil_MCR 27.10.2009 11:46

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pemulung (Post 589565)
Hi all... i could not access my external harddisk since a week ago. I would like to know if any of you know a place to repair or at least try to save files inside my harddisk.

Thank you very much
Andi

Brugg

you could try extracting it from the casing and see if the drive itself works (e.g. could be electronics in the USB enclosure that's broken).

BoZz 27.10.2009 14:50

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
Unless the data is vital, irreplacable and valuable to you I would not reccomend to you to try and have the data recovered by professionals. Will cost you an arm and a leg and with no guarantee of success.

Shinigami 27.10.2009 15:16

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
What are your symptoms with the drive? Does it spin up/make any noise (such as repeated clicking). Is it completely dead with no activity/led lights blinking or shining steady?

grnfish 27.10.2009 15:17

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
You cannot access via the Windows Explorer: double click, exploring, command line, etc.? When you plug your external disk it is make any sound or some LED is lighting or nothing at all?

bARRON 27.10.2009 15:19

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pemulung (Post 589565)
Hi all... i could not access my external harddisk since a week ago. I would like to know if any of you know a place to repair or at least try to save files inside my harddisk.

Thank you very much
Andi

Brugg

Don't void your warranty by doing something you don't know

take it to a repair shop

Phil_MCR 27.10.2009 15:59

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
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Originally Posted by bARRON (Post 589858)
Don't void your warranty by doing something you don't know

take it to a repair shop

warranty is probably irrelevant since the drive should be binned after data is recovered.

bigblue2 27.10.2009 16:10

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 589881)
warranty is probably irrelevant since the drive should be binned after data is recovered.

waranties don't cover your data either, so even if it is still under warantee all they will do is give you a new drive.

bARRON 27.10.2009 16:14

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 589881)
warranty is probably irrelevant since the drive should be binned after data is recovered.

atleast he will get a new drive...

pemulung 27.10.2009 20:04

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
disk is spinning, and makes normal spinning sound. led blinks only once one and after that it will not blink anymore.


Quote:

Originally Posted by grnfish (Post 589853)
You cannot access via the Windows Explorer: double click, exploring, command line, etc.? When you plug your external disk it is make any sound or some LED is lighting or nothing at all?


pemulung 27.10.2009 20:05

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
i hope it will be only the electronic in USB. the problem is i dont have any pc. i use laptop only

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 589576)
you could try extracting it from the casing and see if the drive itself works (e.g. could be electronics in the USB enclosure that's broken).


vickymancer07 27.10.2009 20:09

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
buy a new one !

pemulung 28.10.2009 06:49

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
i can buy even 10 new 1 T harddrives in a single pay. but that is not the case. datas inside my old drive are much more precious .... hhheheeheh
Quote:

Originally Posted by vickymancer07 (Post 590170)
buy a new one !


bARRON 28.10.2009 09:13

Re: External Harddisk Repair
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pemulung (Post 590168)
disk is spinning, and makes normal spinning sound. led blinks only once one and after that it will not blink anymore.


Is your HD Western Digital?

I had the same problem.

As a temporary fix, what I did was, connect the adapter to power source without attaching the other end to the WD HD. The light of adapter will be on. After 15 min., I will connect the other end to the WD HD and then connect the USB to my laptop.

Try this. It may work for you.


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