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Dropped external hard drive question

#1Emanuel32787Posted 10/31/2013 10:50:12 PM
My brother dropped his external hard drive and now it's not working. He connects the usb and it powers on just fine but isn't recognized by the pc at all. I've already told him he's most likely assed out but are the chances any good that we could take it to a pc repair place and recover the data? I don't know if after opening the enclosure there's a way to swap out the "storage" part of the drive into another one with working components.
#2xcmon3yx2Posted 10/31/2013 10:52:28 PM
Emanuel32787 posted...
My brother dropped his external hard drive and now it's not working. He connects the usb and it powers on just fine but isn't recognized by the pc at all. I've already told him he's most likely assed out but are the chances any good that we could take it to a pc repair place and recover the data? I don't know if after opening the enclosure there's a way to swap out the "storage" part of the drive into another one with working components.


open it up, take hdd out and put inside a computer, if it doesnt work then its done
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#3TimePharaohPosted 10/31/2013 10:52:34 PM
The only "non storage" part in an enclosure is the USB connection
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#4Emanuel32787(Topic Creator)Posted 10/31/2013 11:12:22 PM
xcmon3yx2 posted...
Emanuel32787 posted...
My brother dropped his external hard drive and now it's not working. He connects the usb and it powers on just fine but isn't recognized by the pc at all. I've already told him he's most likely assed out but are the chances any good that we could take it to a pc repair place and recover the data? I don't know if after opening the enclosure there's a way to swap out the "storage" part of the drive into another one with working components.


open it up, take hdd out and put inside a computer, if it doesnt work then its done


Connect it to sata you mean? There's an odd clicking noise when it's on, that's why I was asking maybe it's one specific part that's broken not connected that's causing it.
#5xcmon3yx2Posted 10/31/2013 11:25:58 PM
Emanuel32787 posted...
xcmon3yx2 posted...
Emanuel32787 posted...
My brother dropped his external hard drive and now it's not working. He connects the usb and it powers on just fine but isn't recognized by the pc at all. I've already told him he's most likely assed out but are the chances any good that we could take it to a pc repair place and recover the data? I don't know if after opening the enclosure there's a way to swap out the "storage" part of the drive into another one with working components.


open it up, take hdd out and put inside a computer, if it doesnt work then its done


Connect it to sata you mean? There's an odd clicking noise when it's on, that's why I was asking maybe it's one specific part that's broken not connected that's causing it.


Head Crash. The drive head has been damaged, if it can be replaced it will be expensive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmXr6WKTjPc
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