Hard drive prevents computer from powering up
Posted on 2005-04-25
Computer possibly experienced a surge when the power box that the computer and monitor where plugged into sparked and fizzled.
Computer started OK after this although the cable made some cracking noises when wiggled at the back of the computer
Bought back to the workshop and the computer would not power up at all. Remove the hard drive and it powered up OK. Tested the HD on another computer and same problem, it would not power up. After removing the hard drive the computer would still not power till after the computer was physically turned off.
I know I am clutching at straws but is there any way I can get data off this Hard Drive