My hard drive...caught fire...Can I retrieve the files?

By Eleventeen
Aug 19, 2005
  1. Well.. ***** me was too impatient to wait for my computer to be shut off, so i decided to unplug all my 3 fans simultaneously ( wow, stupid ). I forget the reason I did it but oh well. Anyway, I turn around and smell smoke. Then I look inside my computer and my harddrive has flames coming out of it :hotbounce .
    So obviously I cant boot from it. But just wondering, can I possibly get these files retrieved? Or will that be a big waste of time :confused: . Looks like only a little black chip thing caught fire. Little chip, but big flame. Heres a Picture
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you find an identical hard drive then you can take the PCB from that and replace the burnt one on your drive. Some computer repair shops will do it for you too - they have better access to hard drives and can even order the one to take the circuit board from.
  3. Eleventeen

    Eleventeen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Sounds fun.. Ok ill do it hEAHHE :)
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