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hdd damage can u still remove my hardware/files to keep

By sma2
Feb 23, 2007
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  1. the hdd was damages and then removed and replaced. i had it sent to a little company and was not able to remove my hardware/files.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Doesn't make much sense..

    You sent your computer to a repair shop and they replaced the hard drive. Now you are worried that someone may be able to read your files on the broken hard drive?

    This is certainly possible, depending on what was wrong with the drive and how much someone is willing to invest in getting access to your data.
  3. sma2

    sma2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    reply about hdd

    im nit worried about other having acces 2 it, i need my files as their is important work files on there. i am willing to spend about up 2 £100.

    the problem how it started was when my laptop fan was damaged. i sent it to repair and they said the hdd also needed replacing. i now want the old hdd files.

    i sent the hdd to a small It Company and was not able to recover the data, they said that a pin was damaged. is it still possible to recove data

    thanks for reply 2 ealier thread i respectyfully you can again thank you
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    I doubt it

    If a Pro can't then i doubt anyone can.but
    Connect it as a slave and see if a drive letter appears for it.
    Then see if you can open it.
    No letter,no drive to work on.You waited to long to save your data
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    A missing pin is not a problem for a real data recovery company. You should be prepared to spend some £1000 though.
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