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Seagate ST32140A

I have a Seagate ST32140A HDD that worked perfectally. now when i start up, it just makes a clicking noise and it doesnt get detected by the bios. i need this to get fixed as it has important data on it. Tis is uergent!
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kronostmCommented:
WildStyle...

I see that I'm the "bad news" guy. The small engine of your HDD is gone. The only option to recover the data is a specialised company.
If u'll give me your location I can try to find "someone" in  your area that have the equipment to retrieve the data from the disks.

BadNews guy... :(

Kronos
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kronostmCommented:
Also check the power supply and the connector to the HDD, but   what I trully believe can be seen above.
Kronos
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dbruntonCommented:
I'll agree.  Prognosis not good.  Probably dead.

Here is the last resort method.  

Place in plastic bag and seal bag.  Put bag in freezer overnight.  Next morning with drive still in bag, attach ide cable and power to drive.   If it works get your data off then.  Not guaranteed to work.  Use this method at your own risk.

Specialised repair, go to www.ontrack.com/

But it will cost you an arm and a leg.

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bright12Commented:
I agree with the guys above. Your harddisk is DEAD. Just find a datarecovery company to get your data. But they cost indeed a lot of money as kronostm and dbrunton already said.

And they can not gauranty that they are able to recover the data that you want.

Good luck with haunting.
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BaddogCommented:
Since the drive seems to be stuck in the park position and the servo is not releasing (hence the marbles in the hard drive effect), you can try this. Now this may sound extreme, but it works (sometimes). Take out the hard drive and go to the edge farthest from the platter (usually same edge as IDE cable and power connector) and tap the corner of the drive with a rubber mallet (I use a screwdriver with a rubber handle). Since, the hard drive is parked, it will not damage any data , but will in most cases release the mechanism and allow the drive to come out of parked position.

If it releases,,,,,,spins up and detects,,,get all the data and get out of dodge,,cause this fix is temporary.


I hope that you are talking about a clicking noise and not a grinding noise (head crash),,cause the latter is real bad news as it is damaging the platters.

BDog  
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kronostmCommented:

   Indeed, as mentioned above I forgot to mention that the recovery from platters is very expensive. It's up to you, only you know how much your data worth.

best regards
Kronos
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jbottcherCommented:
Another option you can use to get the data off the drive is as follows:

Take the hard drive out and place in a sealed plstic bag,
Place the bag (with the hard drive in it) into a freezer overnight. Pul it out and install it into the computer and copy the files off the drive right away.

The hard disk crash can be partially caused by overheating, and by cooling the drive you are actually shrinking the heads away from the disks a little. Enough to possible get the data recovered.

The bad news is the drive is trash.... Good Luck
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kronostmCommented:
Kronos want those points.
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dbruntonCommented:
Give Kronos those points
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kronostmCommented:
Is that it? I just have to say "I want those points" and I'll have them?  WOW.
Soon, points won't be interesting anymore if that works like that.  
;-)
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akbossCommented:
Kronos wants ...kronos gets.
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