Hard drive failure - power supply ?

May 19, 2011 at 03:21:43
Specs: Windows XP, ??

Hi

Long story but was basically was DJ'ing ouside a few weeks back using laptop & external hard drive when it started to rain !! Thought I had saved everything but left USB cable outside in rain all night aswell as plug adaptor for power supply which was subsquently run over !

Anyway ordered whole new power supply BUT now Hard Drive wont do anything :( Hard drive is a Hitachi 1 TB simple drive

Looking closely at the new power supply though it has slighly different specs - would this cause HD not to work ? The power supply has a UK plug adaptor which slides on to power supply

My original power supply states;

input 100-240v 50-60hz
0.5a max
output 12v 1.5a

New one states;

input 100-240v 50-60hz
0.65a max 51-80va
output 12v 2a

Could the slight differences be the reason why my HD does nothing ??
Could a slight amount of water fried the HD ?
Is there any way to recover data ?

Thanks
Saint


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#1
May 19, 2011 at 03:55:58

Which hard drive refuse to show(external or internal)?

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#2
May 19, 2011 at 03:57:02

"Could the slight differences be the reason why my HD does nothing ??"

The original adapter has the same input/output voltages as the new one, and the new one will supply more current to the drive, so that theoretically shouldn't be a problem.

"Could a slight amount of water fried the HD ?"

Absolutely.

"Is there any way to recover data ?"

You can try removing the internal drive and installing either into another case or possibly another machine to retrieve the data. Make sure the interface (IDE or SATA) matches up with whichever way you go.

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#3
May 19, 2011 at 07:13:10

This power supply is for the external hard drive then?

Have you looked for the External drive in Windows Disk Management? If you disconnected it wrong (in a hurry), the file system may just be corrupted. In that case it will not show in My Computer.

If the drive shows in Disk Management post everything that is listed for that drive when it is highlighted.


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#4
May 19, 2011 at 14:54:20

THe Hard drive aint doing anything - no light to say someone is at home :(

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#5
May 19, 2011 at 17:32:34

Then remove it from the enclosure and try it directly or with an adapter. Look at the adapter in the link below. It is a swiss knife type adapter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

I have that same adapter and can testify that it works.


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#6
May 19, 2011 at 22:13:37

I have one of those myself. Lord only knows how much data I have recovered with it. I would recomend this for any repair kit.

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