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1 year ago#1
dropped my hard drive a few inches inside my case and now it refuses to work

will removing the platters and putting it in a working drive make it work?
1 year ago#2
No.
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1 year ago#3
Unless you have a clean room, the tools and skills to do it you will be paying at least several hundred dollars.
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1 year ago#4
If the platters are the part that aren't broken, theoretically you could transfer them, but the process is very sophisticated and requires equipment people don't just have lying around the house. If you really the need the data you can probably get a company to recover it for you for a few hundred dollars
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1 year ago#5
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
If the platters are the part that aren't broken, theoretically you could transfer them, but the process is very sophisticated and requires equipment people don't just have lying around the house. If you really the need the data you can probably get a company to recover it for you for a few hundred dollars


That's an optimistic figure on price, but yeah there are specialists out there who an probably get the data back if the media itself isn't damaged.
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