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Old 01-18-08, 05:37 PM   #1
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My 500gb mybook died along with all of my personal data and photos from Europe trip.

Please someone tell me of cheapest data recovery possible?

I've got $400 at minimum so far...

Their hard drives always seem to... die... after the warranty period ends.
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Old 01-18-08, 05:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ok.... Fu[|< western digital.

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Old 01-18-08, 05:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ok.... Fu[|< western digital.

hard drives die, you can't change that

thats why if that data was important you should have a back-up of it
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Old 01-18-08, 05:56 PM   #4
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how did it die? Buy another OEM drive and pull the I/O board. then slap the old one onto the ner drive and return it as DOA. Problem solved
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Old 01-18-08, 06:01 PM   #5
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how did it die? Buy another OEM drive and pull the I/O board. then slap the old one onto the ner drive and return it as DOA. Problem solved

That doesn't get my data back.
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Old 01-18-08, 06:02 PM   #6
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That doesn't get my data back.

like i said how did it die? Is it a head or the controller? If its the controller then jut swap it! If its the heads then buy a identical drive and take your time and do it right! The hardest part it keeping the heads from smacking together once you slide the platers out... after that its a cake walk
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Old 01-18-08, 06:16 PM   #7
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like i said how did it die? Is it a head or the controller? If its the controller then jut swap it! If its the heads then buy a identical drive and take your time and do it right! The hardest part it keeping the heads from smacking together once you slide the platers out... after that its a cake walk
seems like you have experience, why don't you enlighten us with how exactly its done!?!?.
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Old 01-18-08, 06:22 PM   #8
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Default Re: Ok.... Fu[|< western digital.

Probably unlike you, I don't have a dust-free room with an ION blaster.

Care to do the operation for me if I send you 2 hard drives, the broken and the fixed, and $100?
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Old 01-18-08, 06:52 PM   #9
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I am far from a expert and have only had 1 successful transplant. (I have done 2). The heads are VERY fragile if they get bent even the slightest bit your screwed! Since I'm a lazy bastard and your new to hard drives I recommend figuring out what went wrong with it and seeing if its some thing your comfortable fixing... Replacing the controller is as easy as it gets The armature or motor isn't.
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Old 01-18-08, 06:53 PM   #10
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Dont people mention the zip bag in the freezer anymore?





Thats probably where the nvnews bodies are hidden!
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LOL, if you open the drive cover guess what 1 dust fiber will not fit between the head and the platter so do the math.
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