Dropped HDD, now it's seized. Any ideas?

By gamingguy27
Mar 28, 2009
  1. Hello,

    Just dropped an old HDD of mine now it make a noise like its trying to start but failing.

    Do you think the platters are seized?

    Any ideas?


  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Other than dropping it again and hoping for the best !
    It's gone :suspiciou
  3. xehqter

    xehqter TS Rookie

    If your data is work $2,000USD call a data recovery company otherwise ***insert quote on the importance of backups***
  4. gamingguy27

    gamingguy27 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 168

    Luckily I've made a backup, it's just a shame to see a decent hard disc wasted :(
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    It's not wasted. Open it up and get the Super Magnets out of it (I'm presuming it's not a small laptop harddrive)

    Here's some info on Super Magnets: [ame][/ame]
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