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Retrieving data from a failed harddrive can be very difficult and often expensive. If the failure is a result of an overheating motor, one way that I've been able to do it is by putting the harddrive in a sealed plastic bag and putting it in the freezer for 1 hour. Immediately place it in your computer and fire it up. If it works, recover your datat quickly has it will fail again as soon as the motor overheats.

That being said, if this data is absolutely critical, do NOTHING to try and recover it and send it in for professional data retrieval. I say this as any recovery efforts on your own may possibly damage your harddrive further.

I have used Seagate's data recovery service (all makes and models accepted), but be ready to spend quite a bit ($800+). That isn't much if the data is critical.

https://services.seagate.com/

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