How to recover a burnt harddrive?

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September 24, 2010 at 17:52:48
Specs: Windows XP, 2.66G/1.0 G
I got an old 40 gb ATA harddrive. I mistakenly insert it to an SATA docking station. It seems burnt. Is there any way to recover the content of on the drive? Thanks.

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September 24, 2010 at 19:57:48
If you fried the circuitboard on the drive you have two options.
One is buy an identical drive and swap circuitboards. Two, is to send it to a data recovery company so they can do a platter scan & recovery.

Option one comes with no guarantee since the circuitboard might not have been the only thing damaged. You would also need to be certain the new circuitboard came from a drive manufactured in the same series as your deadun. Option 2 is prohibitively expensive.

At this point in time you have nothing to lose in attempting option one.

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September 24, 2010 at 20:17:42
Thank you, Richard59, for this quick and helpful reply.
I am going to recall what kind of data I have on the drive and the importance so that I can decide which option is worthy. I really appreciate your answer of my question. Thank you.

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