Is there way to free up a locked up hard drve without sending it of to a lab to extract all the data
Posted on 2011-09-28
I have a Seagate 750 gig hard drive that has gone kaput. I have a usb docking station for it and it would not let me access the hard drive. I also have another working Seagate 750 gig same model on the machine. So I took off the board on the back of the working hard drive and switched it to the non working hard drive. I installed the bad hd on the machine with good board on it and restarted. I immediately heard a light clicking sound coming from the bad hard drive.
It will cost me 1800 to send this off to Seagate to fix. HD is only a 18 months old. So I am screwed with the data but wanted to try one more thing.
Is there a way to take the unit apart and at least attempt to loosen or free up the disk so that it might spin up. This way maybe I can get at least some of the data off and just forget about losing the 1800. Who can in this economy.......? The most important thing I have on it are documents and a tool that collects all my customers passwords and logins. Everything else can go.
If there is a way to try to spin or loosen or at least get the drive moving. I think I can get the card back on it to spin it up. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.