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Yesterday 4.3 GB HD on my Macintosh failed to spin up, so it looks like I've lost all the data on it.  When I restart the computer, HD produces three quet "clicks" inside, but then nothing happens.  Do you know if there are any way to spin it up, to rescue the data?  What kind of repair shop can do this?  How can I locate such a place?

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Although, unless you *really* need this data, it's pretty expensive.

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Thanks.  This is what I feared.  Will take it as a lesson.

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Since the hard drive is probably useless, you can try taking it out and smacking it flatly on a table, with medium force.  Occasionally, a hard drive will fail because the heads stick to the platter.  Smacking it jars the heads loose, and you're guaranteed to lose data, but you may be able to spin it up one last time to get whatever you can out of the disk.

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Thanks again.  I tapped it gently, to no avail.  I will try to increase pressure on it, until it cracks.  I think you are right, it's most likely a hopeless situation.

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