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User Info: SnipeStar

SnipeStar
3 years ago#1
so he has a wd passport, and he said the platter inside has stopped spinning. he wants to know what he can do about it.

he has looked online at youtube and such about fixing hardrives- and there are videos there about how to take them apart- but he said there are no screws for disassembly; everything is welded to the pcb or whatever.

he was wondering what options he has regarding retrieving his data on it before he tosses the drive
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User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
3 years ago#2
take it to a pro who can rebuild it into another harddrive,
pay hundreds of dollars
^ this

User Info: ArsenicOverlord

ArsenicOverlord
3 years ago#3
take it as a life lesson that hard drives will fail sooner or later, and so you got to back up that data.
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User Info: SnipeStar

SnipeStar
3 years ago#4
thanks for the responses. i told him he was pretty much f***ed
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