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Recover data on WD1600

Someone plugged a 17v power supply (instead of 12v) into a WD 1600 Serial ATA drive. I extracted it from the USB housing and tried it with a separate 12v PS and SATA/USB 2.0 adaptor, but it still doesn't work. Do you think you could do more disassembly and recover the data from the disk?

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Ya pull hard drive plug it in diecrt into comp off stat port as slave drive go in safe mode drag drop info on to new hd if u can k

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How to make my WD 1600 HDD as slave?


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Hi John,

Had the same problem with a WD Elements 320 GB drive, and found a WD customer service number. They are sending me a FREE replacement. I have put the details on a message somewhere on this site, but can't direct you to it.

The number from Australia is : 1800 429 861 ( routed to Singapore )

Email Address : Western Digital Customer Service . CustomerService@wdc.com

Send them details of your mailing address, drive model and serial number, and a description of your power supply. ( my power supply had a model number moulded on the back )

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