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Dead 500GB HDD fix?

Hello, any one know how i can go about fixing a 500gb External HDD it just stoped working randomly a few months ago i tryed changing the case but dident work fan inside the actual HDD makes strange noice is there any way i could take apart the HDD and maby get the fan inside working or something like that? As i would rly like the data which is on the HDD? Any ideas thanks.

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Re: Dead 500GB HDD fix?

If you open that drive, you will destroy it. Those drive are airsealed, and are manufactered in a sterile environment. You will need to seek out professional recovery.

Hope this helps.

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