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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    I need your help mga, bro.

    hindi na mabasa yung external hd ko, it's an 80-gb seagate, 3.5 ", that i bought back in 2004.
    recently, hindi na sya mabasa kahit saang pc or laptop pa sya i-connect. . .i thought it could be the housing so i brought it to cdr king and connected to a new housing pero hindi pa rin nabasa ng pc nila dun

    wala it has not been subjected to any shock and there is not any sound coming out of it indicating tha it is damaged

    questions:
    me pag-asa pa ba 'to?
    is there any pc shop (preferably in the qc area) where i can take it that can retrieve the data stored in it?

    maraming salamat

  2. Join Date
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    if the dasd stops running then there is no way you can retrieve data from it.
    pag kinokonekta mo ba yung external enclosure, may nararamdaman kang movement from it?

  3. Join Date
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    Quote Originally Posted by vito corleone View Post
    I need your help mga, bro.

    hindi na mabasa yung external hd ko, it's an 80-gb seagate, 3.5 ", that i bought back in 2004.
    recently, hindi na sya mabasa kahit saang pc or laptop pa sya i-connect. . .i thought it could be the housing so i brought it to cdr king and connected to a new housing pero hindi pa rin nabasa ng pc nila dun

    wala it has not been subjected to any shock and there is not any sound coming out of it indicating tha it is damaged
    Possible HDD controller board failure. Replacing the board would give you access to the contents. But it might also fry the spare controller board as well if it wasn't the board.


    questions:
    me pag-asa pa ba 'to?
    is there any pc shop (preferably in the qc area) where i can take it that can retrieve the data stored in it?

    maraming salamat
    Yes but I haven't had such a service done so I dunno the price. But you can check TIPIDPC classified section. There is a lot of people offering data recovery.

    http://www.tipidpc.com

    Then look for repair services on the selection on the right column.

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    Sorry to hear that bro.

    Since 2004 mo pa nabili yung HD mo, baka nde na pwedeng i RMA yan kasi tapos na ang warranty.

    Im afraid may sira na din yung pinaka drive mo. Kung hindi ako nagkakamali, may mga companies na may service na HDD Data Retrieval pero mahal masyado.

    May mga nabasa akong threads sa web na nagsu-suggest na ilagay mo yung unit sa loob ng freezer for a few hours. After nun, ireconnect mo ulit sa PC mo yung HDD. Ang sabi nila, gagana yung device for a few minutes , enough para macopy yung files mo sa local drive mo, bago masira ulit. Paki google na lang sir. Pero nde ko pa nasusubukan yan. Pero since sira na nga din yung HDD mo, you might as well try it out.
    Last edited by goldencoil; January 28th, 2010 at 12:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldencoil View Post
    Sorry to hear that bro.

    Since 2004 mo pa nabili yung HD mo, baka nde na pwedeng i RMA yan kasi tapos na ang warranty.

    Im afraid may sira na din yung pinaka drive mo. Kung hindi ako nagkakamali, may mga companies na may service na HDD Data Retrieval pero mahal masyado.

    May mga nabasa akong threads sa web na nagsu-suggest na ilagay mo yung unit sa loob ng freezer for a few hours. After nun, ireconnect mo ulit sa PC mo yung HDD. Ang sabi nila, gagana yung device for a few minutes , enough para macopy yung files mo sa local drive mo, bago masira ulit. Paki google na lang sir. Pero nde ko pa nasusubukan yan. Pero since sira na nga din yung HDD mo, you might as well try it out.
    The freezer trick is only done if the problem is related to the drive's motor.

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    maraming salamat sa mga reply, mga bro.

    *1D4LV,
    no, i don't feel any moving parts when it is connected to a computer and power supply. . .btw, what i meant na walang sound indicating that it is physically damaged was a squeaking sound that i once heard from a damaged external hd

    *gh,
    i will try to visit tipidpc.com one of these days

  7. Join Date
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    Quote Originally Posted by vito corleone View Post
    maraming salamat sa mga reply, mga bro.

    *1D4LV,
    no, i don't feel any moving parts when it is connected to a computer and power supply. . .btw, what i meant na walang sound indicating that it is physically damaged was a squeaking sound that i once heard from a damaged external hd

    *gh,
    i will try to visit tipidpc.com one of these days
    i think it has something to do with the hard disk itself, baka power-related or talagang tumigil na yung motor.

    its quite hard to diagnose without looking at the unit itself.

    pero dapat kasi pag tumatakbo ang dasd, mararamdaman mo na gumagalaw dahil may nag spin sa loob ng mechanism. pag wala kang nararamdaman na ganito, the hard disk is really dead.

My External HD can't be Read