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I have Maxtor Fireball 3 ATA /133 HDD 40 Gb hard disk that is not working but with data on it. I need to purchase anoter good exact unit to exhange parst and recover information. Tx... Zoran

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If you ARE SURE you know what you're doing it is possible to get parts off another drive and repair yours. You could even fix it without having to pay for data recovery. Have you done any troubleshooting on it? For instance does the spindle motor jiggle a little for a second when you plug the drive in? If you get lucky, depending on the problem, you might just have to replace the controller board or spindle motor. Not so lucky would be the head armature assembly. Tough job, but can be done if you're very careful. You can lose your data on that one if you don't know what you're doing. If you aren't sure, I can help you troubleshoot if you want. If you know what you're doing, ok.

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Hi,

You can go ahead and buy another hard disk. but i would suggest you to contact your local Vendor or a Local Technician on the Data Backup and restoring it.

(Its Expensive these days) Better search for a cost effecient and safe solution...

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