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Dropped Hard Drive - Wont read - Cant test

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I have a hard drive that was dropped while it was operating and is no longer readable. When I plug it into a working system to test and possibly recover data i a get weird error.

When running WD Data Lifgaurd tests on the drive, it thinks that the drive has 0mb of space on it, so it only tests 0mb, and gives me a passing grade on every test.

Im thinking as a last ditch effort to remove the cover and see if the r/w arm is stuck. Or do you think I am better off taking it to a professional.
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Professional.  It sounds like the head(s) hit the platter(s) and messed it up.

Besides, you need a CLEAN ROOM to disassemble a hard drive. Any little particle of anything that gets inside of it, is very bad.

If you don't have some place local in mind, try Gillware
www.gillware.com.
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best look for a recovery service in your town
or try these :
http://www.lowcostrecovery.com/index.html            data recovery Company
http://www.drivesavers.com/services/estimates.html         "           "          

or google for them on the net; don't forget to ask for their recovery policy, and fee!
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Thought so,
thanks guys.
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Any ideas of price range with these companies?
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Gillware is about $500 USD. But it depends on how hard it is to recover.
Though they are suppose to have a No Recovery, No Fee policy.

I've seen other posts that mention a couple of thousand, for some companies.
Again, it depends on the situation.
ie: a single drive isn't usually as much as set of raid drives.
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>>  Any ideas of price range with these companies?   <<  no -  i can only suggest a minimum price; for most it depends on the work and tools needed

that's why i posted : "don't forget to ask for their recovery policy, and fee! "
you can always google for low cost services
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Thank you much.   : )
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