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My Book 1Tb not visible in the system ["Status code = 06 (Failed servo an/or seek test element)]

I have a problem with My Book Essential 1 Tb, the system doesnt see the partitions i can see the hdd in the device menager but only there, after using the WD Data Life Diagnostic i got "Status code = 06 (Failed servo an/or seek test element), Failure Checkpoint = 97", i tooked out the hdd from the plastic casing and plugged it in to my desktop, now while the system is loading i can see that the hdd is normally on the list of devices, but the partitions aren't visible, if it would be an internal problem with the servo mechanism if it would be possible to repair it?

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First,Your first sign was the "Failed servo an/or seek test element" mistake,the second was taking it from the plastic casing and plugging it into your pc. The servo is bad! you are better off replacing the drive.You pretty much can write off any data you had on it if the servo is shot.

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    maciek720 Feb 16, 2014

    Ok thanks for the reply, so is there a possibility of repairing/replacing the damaged mechanism? or is it possible to recover the data although i know it would cost a lot?



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