Solved dropped external 3.5 hd while running.

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February 6, 2014 at 22:49:32
Specs: windows 7, 1.8Mhz/3MRAM
is the pc board on an 3.5 hd the same in any other hd drive?i dropped my external hd while running, unlike the others i ve dropped this one doesnt click when i connected after i dropped, this one just makes the sounds that it starts to run and then it turns off, i unscrewed the c board that comes on the botoon, and the contacts that make contact with the part that carries the discs seems to have made a short cause its like it threw a little flame, so i cleaned them up and screwed it back on but the drive starts and then it stops still, my question is do you think that if i ust change the pc board from a working drive it would work, have a lot of data valueble to me in that old drive 2 teras hd 2000gb barracuda seagate.

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February 7, 2014 at 20:38:11
Yeah, why were you Running with your apparently Very Important hard drive?


#1
February 6, 2014 at 23:43:54
The PCB is not the same on all hard drives, not even the same on different models from the same manufacturer.

If you backed up your data you wouldn't be in this position.


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#2
February 6, 2014 at 23:52:34
I DID BACK UP MY INFO BUT THAT DRIVE GOT STOLEN SO I ONLY DEPENDED ON THIS ONE I DROPPED.HDS OF THAT OR ANY CAPACITY ARENT ANY CHEAP HERE IN MEXICO YOU KNOW TO BE BUYING DRIVES WHENEVER PEOPLE DECIDE TO STEAL TEM FROM YOU, BUT THANKS ANY HOW FOR YOUR INTEREST INT THE PROBLEM,UPDATE I MANAGED TO DETECT THE DRIVE WITH SEAGATETOOLS BUT IT ONLY READS 4 Gs. I VE TREID TO RECOVERE IT WITH SEAGATE RECOVERYTOOLS BUT IT ONLY RECOVERE A FILE CALLED ROOT WITH NO INFO IN IT....ANY MORE HELP WILL SURE BE APRECIATTE IT

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#3
February 6, 2014 at 23:54:06
SOMETIMES WHEN I POWER THE HARD DRIVE IT BEEPS AND IT MAKES THE SOUNDS AS IF IT WOULD START RUNNING BUT SUDDENLY IT STOPS

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#4
February 7, 2014 at 00:00:56
You'd need an exact replacement for the drive board if you plan on replacing it.

If you can't get a new drive locally for a decent price you may be able to find one online.


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#5
February 7, 2014 at 00:35:13
If your data on the drive is very important, you'll need to pay one of the specialist data recovery companies to give it a try. It's not a cheap option; maybe hundreds of dollars.

As a last resort, before scrapping the drive, you could try the link below - from an earlier thread on this forum.
It worked for me.
I managed to encourage the drive to run long enough to recover the data.

It means exposing the platters. Touch nothing other than the central hub of the disc.
The drive is scrap after this.


See post #3
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...



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#6
February 7, 2014 at 03:14:46
"I DID BACK UP MY INFO BUT THAT DRIVE GOT STOLEN"

Then you should have replaced the stolen drive straight away and made a new backup.

I think a data recovery specialist is now your best option, but replacing the stolen backup drive straight away would have been a lot cheaper.

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#7
February 7, 2014 at 05:33:50
"i dropped my external hd while running, unlike the others i ve dropped...."

Unlike the others? Sounds like you're in the habit of dropping HDDs. What's up with that?


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#8
February 7, 2014 at 08:03:47
Any fall that damaged the PC board will almost certainly have caused serious internal damage to the drive. If that is the case professional data recovery would probably be required. Even then this is an advanced procedure and cost could easily exceed $1000 US.

Always have a current backup of important files. This is the only way to keep your data safe.

Please do not post in all caps as this will turn many members away.


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#9
February 7, 2014 at 14:01:09
I think you're barking up the wrong tree. You most likely damaged the platters and head when you dropped the drive. The circuit board is probably fine.

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#10
February 7, 2014 at 20:38:11
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Yeah, why were you Running with your apparently Very Important hard drive?

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#11
February 7, 2014 at 22:47:43
I think he meant the drive was running when he dropped it.

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#12
February 8, 2014 at 11:21:14
I can forgive him for the grammar.
His English is better than my Spanish. ;o)

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#13
February 8, 2014 at 13:16:07
Oh, I understand now. Yeah, I'm with you on that peet.

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