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Damaged HD My friend dropped my External Hard Drive and now my PC wont recognize it...i have very important stuff in there. I would like to know if i can get an estimate of how much could a data recovery service cost

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  • smeagol21 May 12, 2009

    yes,i was using it before it happened

  • smeagol21 May 12, 2009

    How fragile are the cartridges??

  • smeagol21 May 12, 2009

    Maybe like 1 1/2 to 2 feet

  • smeagol21 May 12, 2009

    But it didn't come with any software...just the HD

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  • smeagol21 May 12, 2009

    Im from Puerto turns on,but that's all it does

  • smeagol21 May 12, 2009

    Will do...thanks for the help,much appreciated

  • special1980 May 11, 2010

    was it connected to the computer before?


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I m giving you answer as i got from the live agent earlier when i was looking for same service
TraciB: We do our recoveries in two phases, first an evaluation and then the recovery.
TraciB: During the evaluation we determine what is wrong with the drive as well as what we need to do in order to access the data.
TraciB: The fee for this is $100.
TraciB: Upon completion I would send you a detailed file listing showing every file we can recover as well as the condition of each file.
TraciB: At that point I would also be able to give you the firm price for the recovery, which would be between $400 and 1800, depending on the severity of the damage to the drive.
TraciB: Average turnaround time for our standard service is 4 business days, but we do offer faster services if it’s something time sensitive for you.

Now before going any further to pay for it plz ensure that you have tried following steps

go to control panel >administrative tool>computer management and finally the disk management
and see is there any unrecognized device try to assign drive letter and restart
i hope this may fix your problem
Thanks And Regards

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Best bet is to take it to a computer repair shop. Cost would vary depending on the internal damage. Sometimes the HDD on the inside could have just slipped from the external housing/connector worse case is the cartridges inside cracked.

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Try to find the software you had with it when you purchased it run the software again

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  • special1980 May 12, 2009

    how far was the drop?

  • special1980 May 12, 2009

    should be fine but your computer might have had an update that now is interfering with yourr hard drive so load the cd that came with it again...

  • special1980 May 12, 2009

    what company?

  • special1980 May 12, 2009

    where do you live?

  • special1980 May 12, 2009

    does it turn on can you see it on?

  • special1980 May 12, 2009

    try to unplug it when you have it pluged into the computer also try to restart the computer and keep the drive plugged in


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