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is it worth fixing?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Mrs. Pink, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Pink

    Mrs. Pink TRIBE Member

    My laptop hard drive went caput yesterday.....it's an older laptop, bout 3 years old....

    is it worth fixing, or does it make sense to just purchase a new one and just extract any data i can from the old one?

    thoughts?
     
  2. xtcfreak

    xtcfreak TRIBE Member

    3 Years old is not that old.. what do you use it for? What is the specs? It may be just worth it to buy a new HD.

    As far as recovering the data, if the thing still spins, you could try PhotoRec , it works good.

    Jay
     
  3. Mrs. Pink

    Mrs. Pink TRIBE Member

    apparently, hard drive doesn't spin at all.....I use if for djing, some production stuff....browsing. It's an HP Pavillion DV6000 i think...if that makes sense....if not that one, a very similar model.
     
  4. basilisk

    basilisk TRIBE Member

    Pop a new HD in there if you can. I recently opted to retrofit rather than make a new purchase at 4 or 5 times the cost. No regrets.
     
  5. Mrs. Pink

    Mrs. Pink TRIBE Member

    now, does this mean if i do that i've lost all my data?
     
  6. basilisk

    basilisk TRIBE Member

    Sure. You have two issues here: 1) data recovery, and 2) what to do with the laptop. I don't know anything about the first but my advice for the second is simply to get a new HD, install a new OS, etc.
     
  7. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    ^ big notebook drives are cheap too
     
  8. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    Dude if the harddrive isn't even spinning any more it could be pretty expensive to retrieve that data. Do you have any data backed up?
     
  9. technowelt

    technowelt TRIBE Member

    It should not be too expensive if the problem is the controller board. If its an internal component that has failed, then it becomes pricey.
     

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