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One of My Hard drives has suffered complete motor failure, (it wont spin). I have tried the obvious like replacing the controller,and gradually raising, lowering the temp to see if it will free up, no joy. Any help on where I might find some guidelines on transplanting the platters from the drive into an identical one to recover the data, would be greatly appreciated. I am confident I can do this, but would like to read up on it a bit more first.

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Ok, your in forensic level territory here - if the platters are damaged physically (head crash) which sounds likely if the platters arent spinnng and you have replaced the motor- you stand little to no chance of recovering all the data - also the flying heads require a 2-micron gap from the surface that demands specialist equipment - if the data is so important I would suggest a recovery specialist - where they disassemble your drive and take it into a clean room where precision controlled drive heads are used.

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