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Accidental reversed polarity with an external hard drive

Accidental dc reversed polarity with a 30gb toshiba mk 3025GAS external hard drive. can it be solved? Or if not can the data be recovered?

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You can send it so some of the data recovery people and they can usually get the data off. It's rather expensive but in your case it should be do-able.

http://support.wdc.com/recovery/index.asp?lang=en&selregion=americas

this link has several data recovery services that are all pretty good.

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If the board is fried, you can take the platters (discs) out and put in another HD of same make and model to recover data. Will require special tools and patience. Its the only way I know to recover data from a blown HD. PS, use vinyl gloves as to not leave finger prints. and do this in the cleanest area you can find! Im not sure how you managed to reverse the polarity... hope this helps...

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