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Posted on 2004-07-31
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I disconnected my harddrive a few days ago to try another hdd.. well today I decided to put my hdd back in to my pc and its not powering up anymore.. I can't feel it powering up either..

Is it Dead?.. I`m gonna lose soooooo much =(

Thanks for any Suggestions
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by:sirbounty
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Have you tried another internal power cable?
Do you have another system you can test it in?
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by:Saiyan87
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done both of them... first I tried to try another power cable then I tried it in another computer..

Hey I've just found out the hdd does work but for some reason I have to leave it powered off for a few minutes and then gotta keep on trying it until the power starts to work... weird...

Thanks SirBounty for trying to help ^_^
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by:Jeff Rodgers
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Sounds like your hard drive is on deaths door... you may want to do a complete backup or drive copy.
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by:Saiyan87
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lol thanks =D
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Martin Verret earned 125 total points
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Sound really funny and stupid but I heard this from a friend who work on his Sun and he had a drive not spinning.  He call their Help Line Got this solution from the Sun Tech Support line:  

"Take hard drive out of the drive cabinet, give it a real good shake and put it back in."

Strange enough but it work.  

If you need to do that, I would strongly go with Jeff's comment and get a new drive.

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lol thanks for that ^_^ I`ll give it ago and hope for the best =)
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I just gotta add to that, my colleague told me just last week that they had a hard drive fail in a system and tried several recovery tools on it - none of which worked.
So, they'd given up and were going to replace the drive and notify the customer that they lost everything.  In his anger/frustration, he took the drive and slammed (more than "a good shake") against the wall to 'ruin' it so no one else could recover anything either (I asked, "why not a magnet, duh?" but got no reply - I imagine it was more of a stress relief this way).  He reinstalled the drive and it worked again! Amazing, eh?  LOL
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