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Data Recovery - Recommendations

glych t.anomaly

TRIBE Member
So its a little laptop drive that died.

the dreaded " whirr-click " of death, is happening.

when plugged in via USB HD toaster to get access the drive wont get past the click, and doesnt register in the computers device manager.

options i have looked at are replacing the circuit board to see if that fixes the disc boot up issue.

if that doesnt fix it, and its the internal arm thats no good. then im pretty much screwed right?
Alex D. from TRIBE on Utility Room


TRIBE Member
Zip lock bag and put it in the freezer. Seriously, I have saved data on two drives this way.

May or may not work.



Staff member
I can extract files off it using testdisk and DOS and I will be able to copy the most important files off it that way I think, but I will try the freezer thing anyway....