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Hello,

Have a nice day.

I have used an FUJITSU laptop HDD AS external storage Model MHV2040AH
Unfortunately, I have copied important data to this HDD the 40 GB HDD is almost full.! :(  I was using the HDD without any problem plugin it to my laptop as external media & today I connected this device to desktop computer & I have noticed a message saying in the computer desk management utility that device need to be initialized  when I clicked OK error message appeared after that device stop working in both laptop & computer.

I hear a clicking sound when I put the device near to my ear but device seams not spanning it is trying to do so without any success orange light not blinking when I keep the device plugged.

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Best regards.

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if it is clicking, and you need the data, i would recommend a data recovery company like :
http://www.gillware.com/                                    data recovery Company
http://www.drivesavers.com/services/estimates.html                     "           "           "
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Drive is gone. You can try to take it out from enclosure and connect directly to machine but still almost no chances.
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Hello thanks for the comments but I would like to fix it myself I have good knowledge in computer software & hardware. Would like some guidance in order to do that. I think I have same working HDD can I move some parts between both? What should I take in consideration when opening the device? What case such problem is heat or HDD life is over?
Also I would like to get recommendation for estimated prices in case a professional company will do so.

Thanks
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Prices for such work are normally high. First estimate if your data is valuable of paying several 1k US dollars.
If you open the drive then you must guarantee that you have a special dustless lab with all necessary tools.
Otherwise you could make things worse.
All you can do yourself is buying the same drive of same model and size, taking its controller and putting it to failed one. See if this helps.
No guarantee but still worth of trying.
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not only same model, but also same firmware level!
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oh yes, at gillware, they will offer  you a price, - and a no recovery, no pay system !
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The info didn't solve my issue directly but gave me the understanding I need for my issue
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