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slingshot
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Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Data Recovery

Need some help from some of you out there who are far more knowledgeable than I on the subject...

Someone kicked my external HD off of a table while it was running a few weeks ago and now it makes a clicking noise when turned on. It's a Lacie 750gb external HD. I've tried taking it into my school to get fixed but apparently there is a special tool that you need to remove Lacie casings so they can't do anything without the tool.

I've started looking into other data recovery options but they all seem to be coming in at around $1200+ which is wayyyyyyyyyyyyy outside of my student budget.

Needless to say, essentially my entire life is on that HD. The dollar value of what's on there far exceeds the cost to fix it but there is no way I can afford anything close to that amount to get this data back.

Does anybody have any suggestions or know of any possible ways to remedy this problem? Any help or guidance would be immensely appreciated.


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check out this thread.

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Orko
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Registered: Nov 2002
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Re: Data Recovery

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Originally posted by slingshot
I've tried taking it into my school to get fixed but apparently there is a special tool that you need to remove Lacie casings so they can't do anything without the tool.


Special tool? Can you not just use a flat head and pry the sucker open?

Even if you get at the drive, you still have a few problems. If it is making a clicking sound, then the drive head is malfunctioning. That is extremely hard to remedy. Three options:

1) Take it to a data recovery specialist. Outside your budget as you said.
2) Get the exact same drive (will not be a lacie, as they just put the drive and enclosure together), take the platters out of the bad drive, and put it in the new drive. This is very difficult, and you can potentially damage the platters (info). But, for do it yourselfers, this is an option.
3) Get very lucky, and plug the drive into another enclosure, and have it read for long enough to recover data.

Option 2, might be performed by somebody you know, but this would certainly be a no-liabilty, do at your own risk situation.


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Aw sorry to hear about your pc, hope you can fix it soon.

On the computer topic, does anyone know what could be the problems when my laptop only runs with a power cord, but doesn't charge the battery? As soon as I unplug it - it dies, says it only has % 2 charged. Does that mean I need a new battery?

Wasn't sure where to ask this computer related question, so didn't mean to hijack the thread.


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quote:
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Aw sorry to hear about your pc, hope you can fix it soon.

On the computer topic, does anyone know what could be the problems when my laptop only runs with a power cord, but doesn't charge the battery? As soon as I unplug it - it dies, says it only has % 2 charged. Does that mean I need a new battery?

Wasn't sure where to ask this computer related question, so didn't mean to hijack the thread.


new battery.

/hijack.


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Originally posted by smuncky
check out this thread.

http://www.tranceaddict.com/forums/...d=&pagenumber=1


thanks, but not really helpful to my specific problem.


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quote:
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Dell?

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Dell?


no HP


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new battery.


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quote:
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new battery.

/hijack.


my dell does pretty much the same thing... According to dell its not my battery but the charger... Ofcourse it happened 2 months after my warrenty ended

/Hijack


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Registered: Mar 2007
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quote:
Originally posted by SasH21
Aw sorry to hear about your pc, hope you can fix it soon.

On the computer topic, does anyone know what could be the problems when my laptop only runs with a power cord, but doesn't charge the battery? As soon as I unplug it - it dies, says it only has % 2 charged. Does that mean I need a new battery?

Wasn't sure where to ask this computer related question, so didn't mean to hijack the thread.


That's happened to a couple of my colleagues in the office. It was the charger its self and not the battery....


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Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario

quote:
Originally posted by SasH21
Aw sorry to hear about your pc, hope you can fix it soon.

On the computer topic, does anyone know what could be the problems when my laptop only runs with a power cord, but doesn't charge the battery? As soon as I unplug it - it dies, says it only has % 2 charged. Does that mean I need a new battery?

Wasn't sure where to ask this computer related question, so didn't mean to hijack the thread.


The funny this is, I actually have this EXACT same problem with my Dell, lol.


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