Data recovery from fried drive


J

John Smith

Hi,

I fried a Seagate 80GB drive a few weeks ago.

I did a stupid thing and was connecting the power connector up when the PC
was on, put the connector in the wrong way and, strange burning smell 5
seconds later, the drive was fried.

So, is there anyway to recover the data on this drive. Is it just the
circuitry that has gone or has the data also gone? Or is it touch and go?

I was thinking of buying another Seagate drive, unscrewing the electronic
circuitry from the old one and screwing on the new one so that I could
recover the data? Would this work?

I know companies used to charge a fortune for this kind of thing a few years
back - do they still charge a fortune? Hasn't a 'cheap' home-based product
for such an event come on the market?

J.
 
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D

David B.

Should be able to find that at Home Depot or similar, Just so you know I have successfully performed the same recovery process
twice.
 
J

John Smith

Thanks Vincent - glad I now know the correct technical name. I would have
been going around asking for a 'star' screwdriver.

J.
 
J

John Smith

Thanks David - glad to know you've done it twice already. That's
encouraging.

J.


David B. said:
Should be able to find that at Home Depot or similar, Just so you know I
have successfully performed the same recovery process
 
S

spodosaurus

John said:
Hi,

I fried a Seagate 80GB drive a few weeks ago.

I did a stupid thing and was connecting the power connector up when the PC
was on, put the connector in the wrong way and, strange burning smell 5
seconds later, the drive was fried.

So, is there anyway to recover the data on this drive. Is it just the
circuitry that has gone or has the data also gone? Or is it touch and go?

I was thinking of buying another Seagate drive, unscrewing the electronic
circuitry from the old one and screwing on the new one so that I could
recover the data? Would this work?
Lots of people do this. Make sure it's the EXACT same model drive.
I know companies used to charge a fortune for this kind of thing a few years
back - do they still charge a fortune? Hasn't a 'cheap' home-based product
for such an event come on the market?

J.

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J

John Smith

Thanks, I've seen one cheapish on ebay.com in the US but none as yet on the
ebay UK site which, I am surprised to find, seems quite expensive for
second-hand components.

J.
 

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